Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the registrar company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a shared website hosting from us, you’ll exercise full authority over your domains 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 through our company, on the condition that the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will permit you to edit that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains 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 manage the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.