Transferring an existing domain involves switching the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure 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 involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out 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 go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer process straight away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.