Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll exercise complete authority over your domains through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code TLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock logo that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to edit that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with us is really easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be updated straight away and you’ll be able to start the transfer without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.