Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
If you order a Linux shared hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just several clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a mini padlock sign. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you will just have to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different admin panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with our company is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed right away and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer process without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.