Transferring an active domain entails switching the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting from our company, you’ll exert full authority over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the particular top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you will see next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will enable you to change that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

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