Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody 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 the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared packages, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the domain name’s present status. Click once again and you will alter its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be updated instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.