Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
If you order a Linux cloud package from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just several clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a mini padlock sign. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it, you will just need to click once more 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 hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the transfer procedure straight away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.