Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
If you purchase a cloud website hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a few mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a mini padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the same place as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to log in and out of different admin consoles.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will change straight away and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.