Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud packages, and will require literally two clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the domain name’s present status. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domains with us is really easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer process without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.