Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domains. You will find all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will change momentarily and you will be able to start the transfer process without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.