Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, 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 domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you’ll exert full control over your domain names through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the particular domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to change that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domains with our company is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed immediately and you will be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.