Transferring an existing domain entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch 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 domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared service from us, you’ll exercise complete command over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, as long as the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you will find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will enable you to modify that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be updated instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.