Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain. The lock can be annulled 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 when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is extremely easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared web hosting, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed 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’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the present status of the domain name. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see if the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change right away and you will be able to start the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.