Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain. The 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 functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
If you order a Linux web hosting service 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 mouse clicks. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it, you will just need to click once more and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the very same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t have to log in and out of different admin dashboards.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will see a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer process right away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.