Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
If you buy a Linux cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of 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 see a mini padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you will just need to click once again and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the very same location as the hosting account itself, you will not have to log in and out of different Control Panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with us is very easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will see if the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated right away and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.