Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. 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 nobody can even attempt to take your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full command over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer process straight away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.