Transferring an active domain entails changing the registrar company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced 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 initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
With a hosting from us, you’ll exert absolute authority over your domains through our in-house 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 us, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will enable you to modify that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer straight away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.