Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to steal your domain. The lock can be annulled 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 Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud service from our company, you will exercise complete authority over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will allow you to edit that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be updated straight away and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.