Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate 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 in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting from our company, you will exercise full control over your domains through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through us, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo 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 enable you to update that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed momentarily and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.