Transferring an existing domain involves switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting
plan that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domains. You’ll see all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is remarkably easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server
. You’ll see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect right away, you will be able to proceed with the transfer procedure without having to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.