Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. 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 Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting from our company, you will be able to manage 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 of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed 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 on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click once more and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the very same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different Control Panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is amazingly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate immediately, you will be able to continue with the domain name transfer without having to wait for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than a couple of clicks in your hosting Control Panel.