Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more 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 no one can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting service from us, you’ll have full control over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, provided that the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will allow you to update that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect straight away, you’ll be able to proceed with the domain name transfer procedure without waiting for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not take more than several clicks in your Control Panel.