Transferring an active domain name entails switching the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute authority over your domains. You will find all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see if the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated immediately and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer process without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.