Transferring an active domain involves switching the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will give you full control over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is truly easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate straight away, you’ll be able to continue with the domain transfer without waiting for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than several clicks in your Control Panel.