Transferring an active domain name entails switching the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, 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 safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our hosting plans, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated momentarily and you will be able to start the domain transfer without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.