Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to register your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is truly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux web hosting packages, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s current status. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.