Transferring an existing domain involves changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a shared website hosting service from our company, you will exercise complete authority over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, provided that the particular domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to update that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can initiate the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain 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 need to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with our company is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the particular 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 alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated immediately and you will be able to start the transfer without the need to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.