Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

With a Linux cloud web hosting plan from our company, you’ll exert complete authority over your domains through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the particular domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to change that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will be updated momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without the need to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.