Transferring an existing domain involves changing the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed 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 when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is truly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud web hosting service
, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain name. Click once again and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed instantly and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.