Transferring an existing domain entails changing the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves 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 registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you’ll have complete command over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the specific domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will permit you to update that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domain names with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock-like icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will change right away and you will be able to start the transfer without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.