Transferring an active domain name involves changing the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud website hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the 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 see the domain name’s current status. Click again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can start the domain transfer process right away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.