Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain name registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain 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 option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared website hosting services, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s present status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect immediately, you will be able to proceed with the domain name transfer without the need to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than a few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.