Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a shared hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of clicks. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a mini padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the very same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to log in and out of different tools.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer right away. The change will propagate immediately, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.