Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to take your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase a shared website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domains registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a mini padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you want to transfer it away, you will just have to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the exact same place as the web hosting account itself, you won’t have to sign in and out of different user interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with our company is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer process without having to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.