Transferring an existing domain entails changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to take your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a web hosting from us, you’ll exercise total control over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to change that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will see a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the domain name transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.