Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is really easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared website hosting plans
, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with us is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.