Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve 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 embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute control over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed straight away and you will be able to start the domain transfer without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.