Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared plans, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will change momentarily and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.