Transferring an existing domain entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared service from us, you will have absolute authority over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered here, on the condition that the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will allow you to modify that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer procedure right away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.