Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name 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. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain 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 Web Hosting

If you buy a cloud web hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a few mouse clicks. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it, you will just have to click for the second time and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the exact same place as the hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.