Transferring an active domain entails changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain 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 domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
If you buy a shared hosting service
from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a mini padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you will just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is remarkably easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server
. You will find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate instantly, you’ll be able to go ahead with the domain transfer without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.