Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch 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 Cloud Web Hosting
With a Linux cloud web hosting from us, you’ll exercise full command over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through us, as long as the specific domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will allow you to alter that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the transfer procedure straight away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.