Transferring an existing domain entails changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting services, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer procedure right away. The update will take effect immediately, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.