Transferring an active domain entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
With a Linux hosting from us, you will have absolute control over your domains through our in-house built 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, provided that the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will permit you to alter that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure immediately. 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 is just as easy – you will just need to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will change right away and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.