Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself 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 involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
With a Linux hosting package from us, you’ll have absolute command over your domains through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the particular generic or country-code domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once more will enable you to modify that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the process instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with us is really easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated immediately and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer process without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.