Transferring an active domain involves changing the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud web hosting from our company, you’ll have complete control over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will allow you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.