Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a Linux shared website hosting package from our company, you will exercise complete command over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the specific generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you will find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to alter that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer process straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.