Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar that handles the domain name 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 procedure itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domains. You will find all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed immediately and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.