Transferring an active domain entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud website hosting, and will require literally two clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click once again and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect instantly 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 go ahead with the transfer process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be updated right away and you will be able to initiate the transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.