Transferring an existing domain entails changing the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code 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 procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
With a website hosting service from our company, you’ll exert total command over your domains through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will allow you to update that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the process instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. 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 our company and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.