Transferring an existing domain involves switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting from our company, you will have absolute authority over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the specific top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will permit you to edit that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with us is truly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock-like icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed immediately and you will be able to start the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.