Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one 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 domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting from us, you’ll have absolute control over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the specific generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will enable you to modify that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with our company is very easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the given domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed instantaneously and you’ll be able to start the transfer process without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.