Transferring an active domain involves changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain name. The 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 when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
With a website hosting from us, you’ll exercise absolute control over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the particular domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will permit you to modify that status. If you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can initiate the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer process right away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.