Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain. The 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 when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
With a cloud website hosting service from us, you will exercise absolute authority over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the specific top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will allow you to edit that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can initiate the transfer procedure straight away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.