Transferring an existing domain involves changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed 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 Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase a Linux shared web hosting
from our company, you will be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a tiny padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you want to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once more and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you won’t have to log in and out of different systems.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server
account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a tiny padlock icon next to each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain 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 domain transfer right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.