Transferring an active domain involves changing the company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain name. The domain 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 feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a Linux hosting service from us, you’ll exercise complete authority over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through us, on the condition that the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock sign that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will permit you to update that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and start the transfer procedure straight away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.