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

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a Linux cloud hosting from us, you will have complete command over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through us, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will enable you to modify that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can proceed with the transfer right away. The change will take effect momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.