Transferring an existing 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 payments or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you total command over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once again – the process 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 different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer straight away. The update will propagate instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.