Transferring an existing domain involves switching the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud web 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 only several clicks of the mouse. 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 tiny padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the exact same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different platforms.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will be updated straight away 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.