Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain name registrar that provides the 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 procedure is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting
, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s present status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server
. You will find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect straight away, you will be able to initiate the transfer process without waiting for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.