Transferring an active domain involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
With a Linux website hosting from us, you will exert total command over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will permit you to edit that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with our company is really easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.