Transferring an active domain entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary 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 organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud hosting, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will take effect immediately 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 proceed with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will notice a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be updated right away and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.