Transferring an existing domain involves changing the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve 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 domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to take your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
If you buy a website hosting from our company, you will be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a tiny padlock logo. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different admin dashboards.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain transfer straight away. The change will take effect immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.