Transferring an active domain involves switching the domain 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 domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
With a Linux website hosting
from us, you’ll exercise absolute command over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, provided that the particular domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to modify that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server
account. All domain registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a tiny 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 change the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer procedure right away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.