Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard 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 name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer, will grant you full authority over your domains. You will find all domain names registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is very easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate instantly, you’ll be able to continue with the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS websites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than a couple of clicks in your hosting Control Panel.