Transferring an active domain name involves changing the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting from us, you will exert absolute authority over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, provided that the particular generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock logo that you will find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will enable you to change that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated immediately and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.