Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. 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 feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared package from our company, you’ll exert total command over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the specific domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you will see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will allow you to alter that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have 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’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed momentarily and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without having to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.