Transferring an active domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary 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 generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting from us, you will exercise total command over your domains through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will enable you to alter that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the domain transfer process straight away. The change will propagate instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.