Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be removed 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 Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud web hosting from us, you’ll exert full command over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the particular Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to go through the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed instantaneously and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.