Transferring an existing domain entails switching the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
With a hosting service from our company, you’ll have absolute command over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through us, on the condition that the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you will find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will enable you to edit that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the domain name transfer procedure straight away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.