Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud hosting package
from our company, you will exercise full command over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will enable you to modify that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server
account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will see a small padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.