Transferring an active domain entails switching the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most 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. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is 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 no one can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain 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 Cloud Web Hosting
With a Linux cloud web hosting service from our company, you will exercise full control over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will allow you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain transfer straight away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.