Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the domain name registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails 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 domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

With a Linux cloud web hosting from us, you’ll have full control over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will permit you to change that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure immediately. 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 will just need to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.