Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves 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 domain name registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment 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 cloud web hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain. Click again and you will alter its status. The update will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a few mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer process straight away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.