Transferring an active domain entails changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a Linux shared website hosting service from our company, you’ll have total command over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the particular TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you will find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will permit you to alter that status. If you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the transfer procedure straight away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.