Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute control over your domain names. You’ll see all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can proceed with the transfer process straight away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.