Transferring an active domain entails switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting service from our company, you will be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a few mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a mini padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you will just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to log in and out of different user interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

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