Transferring an active domain name involves changing the company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name 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 Hosting
With a hosting plan from us, you will exercise absolute authority over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, provided that the particular top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock sign that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can start the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like 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 whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.