Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will grant you total authority over your domain names. You will see all domain names 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 the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is amazingly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you will be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without waiting for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.