Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud plan from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a small padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once again and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the same place as the hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different admin interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking for a second time. This is 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 process right away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.