Transferring an active domain name entails switching the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting from our company, you’ll have total control over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the particular Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will permit you to change that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure immediately. 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 is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will change straight away and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.