Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud hosting package from us, you will exercise total command over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the particular generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to edit that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain transfer process straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.