Transferring an active domain name involves switching the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, 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 and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is exceptionally easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud web hosting packages
, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s present status. Click for the second time and you will change its status. The update will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is extremely easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server
. You’ll find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect momentarily, you will be able to continue with the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than several clicks of the mouse in your hosting Control Panel.