Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
If you buy a hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you want to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once again and that’s it. 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 log in and out of different Control Panel tools.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with our company is really easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the given domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.