Transferring an active domain name involves changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is really easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared packages, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain name. Click again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will change instantaneously and you’ll be able to start the transfer procedure without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.