Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
If you buy a web hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it, you will just need to click once more and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the exact same place as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different user interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with our company is incredibly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be changed instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.