Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain name. 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 option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will give you complete command over your domains. You’ll see all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is incredibly 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 domain names in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect straight away, you will be able to proceed with the transfer without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.