Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail 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 safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal 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 functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete command over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will see a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and start the domain transfer straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.