Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a Linux web hosting from us, you will have absolute authority over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the particular generic or country-code TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you will see next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will permit you to edit that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with us is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will change immediately and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer without having to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.