Transferring an existing domain entails switching the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The 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 Hosting

With a cloud hosting from our company, you’ll exert complete control over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to update that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on 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 once again. The status will be updated momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.