Transferring an active domain entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible 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 domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer procedure straight away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.