Transferring an active domain name entails changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, 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 security option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default 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. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s current status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will change instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.