Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to manage all domains registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you will just have to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to log in and out of different interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a couple of clicks. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain transfer right away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.