Transferring an active domain name entails switching the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is really easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared packages, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s current status. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domains with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will change immediately and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.