Transferring an active domain involves switching the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The domain 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 when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
With a Linux cloud web hosting service from us, you’ll exercise absolute authority over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to change that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have registered a domain name through our company and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and start the transfer procedure right away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.