Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process 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 name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled 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 Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux website hosting from our company, you will be able to manage all domain names registered through us using 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 listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a mini padlock sign. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once again and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the very same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t have to log in and out of different Control Panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can initiate the transfer procedure straight away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.