Transferring an active domain involves switching the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
If you order a Linux shared hosting service from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just several clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a tiny padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the exact same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different admin interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with us is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated straight away and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer process without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.