Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal 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 Website Hosting
If you get a website hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only several clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it away, you will just have to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the exact same place as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different Control Panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with us is really easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.