Transferring an existing domain entails switching the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you’ll exert total control over your domain names through our custom Hepsia hosting 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 TLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock sign that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will allow you to update that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domains with us is very easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will see if the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed instantly and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.