Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the registrar company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only several mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a tiny padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the exact same place as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different Control Panels.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and start the transfer process right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.