Transferring an active domain name involves changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic 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 operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate 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 and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a shared website hosting package from us, you’ll exercise full authority over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, provided that the particular domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will permit you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to go through the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the 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 sites.