Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to steal your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting service from our company, you’ll exercise full authority over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will allow you to alter that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with our company is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated instantaneously and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.