Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain name 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 steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain 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 procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
With a Linux hosting plan from our company, you will exercise absolute authority over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the particular domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will allow you to alter that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can start the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a couple of clicks. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer process right away. The change will propagate immediately, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.