Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is truly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud website hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you will change its status. The change will propagate immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock icon next to each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.