Transferring an active domain name entails changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves 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 domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody 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 domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will grant you full command over your domain names. You’ll see all domains registered through our company neatly listed 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 the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the transfer straight away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.