Transferring an existing domain involves switching the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD 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 safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take 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 functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
If you order a hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock logo. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it, you will just have to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the exact same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t have to log in and out of different Control Panel tools.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you’d like to transfer it, 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 listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer procedure straight away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.