Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, 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 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 be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting service from our company, you will exercise absolute command over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer right away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.