Transferring an existing domain entails switching the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a Linux shared website hosting from us, you’ll exert total control over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, as long as the specific domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once more will permit you to edit that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks. All your domain names will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer process right away. The update will take effect immediately, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.