Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a mini padlock logo. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it, you’ll just need to click once more and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the exact same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t have to sign in and out of different admin interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer straight away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.