Transferring an active domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain 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 name. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you’ll have absolute command over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will permit you to change that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change immediately and you will be able to start the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.