Transferring an active domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. 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 generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud plan from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a mini padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you’d like 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 administered in the very same location as the hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.