Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled 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 Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will give you total control over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the process is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed straight away and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.