Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain. 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 Web Hosting
If you buy a Linux web hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it, you’ll just have to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the very same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not have to log in and out of different interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is truly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect instantaneously, you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.