Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most 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 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 registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain. The 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 the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you will have complete command over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the particular domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will allow you to update that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will see a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain transfer procedure right away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.