Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
If you get a Linux hosting
from our company, you will be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a tiny padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you wish to transfer it, you will just need to click once more and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t have to sign in and out of different admin dashboards.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is amazingly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server
. You’ll see all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you will be able to proceed with the domain transfer process without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.