Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code 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 basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain name. The domain 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 Cloud Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud website hosting packages, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s present status. Click again and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domains with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the given domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will change right away and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.