Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
With a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company, you will have full control over your domains through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the specific domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will enable you to change that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, 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 follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a small padlock icon on the right side of each domain 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 again. You can then continue and initiate the transfer procedure right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.