Transferring an existing domain entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting from our company, you will exercise full authority over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will allow you to update that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, 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 follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can proceed with the transfer process right away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.