Transferring an existing domain entails changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain. The 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 option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
With a website hosting from us, you’ll exercise complete command over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the particular top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to change that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer process straight away. The change will propagate immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.