Transferring an existing domain involves switching 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 generic and country-code 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 basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed 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 Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud hosting service, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s current status. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see if the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will change immediately and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without having to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.