Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you will exert full control over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered here, as long as the specific top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to modify that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can initiate the domain name transfer straight away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.