Transferring an active domain entails changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux hosting, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s present status. Click once again and you’ll change 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 initiate the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can start the domain name transfer process straight away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.