Transferring an existing domain entails switching the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain 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 Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domains. You will see all domains 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 tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can initiate the domain name transfer process straight away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.