Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain 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 name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you will have absolute control over your domain names through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, as long as the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to change that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the domain name transfer procedure right away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.