Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you’ll exert complete authority over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will allow you to modify that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you want to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the domain name transfer procedure straight away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.