Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety 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 will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to take your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name 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 Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is exceptionally easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting plans, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s present status. Click once again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will be updated right away and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer process without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.