Transferring an active domain involves switching the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting from us, you will exercise absolute authority over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the specific domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will enable you to alter that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with us is extremely easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will change instantly and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.