Transferring an existing domain involves switching the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to take 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 domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

With a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you will have complete command over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the specific generic or country-code TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will enable you to change that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain 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 our company will have to do, so you can start the domain name transfer procedure straight away. The change will propagate immediately, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.