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

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

If you purchase a cloud website hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a small padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it, you will just need to click once more and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the same place as the hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different admin interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with us is truly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be updated instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the 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.