Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled 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 when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will give you full authority over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small 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 update the current 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 change of the status takes effect instantaneously, 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 Hosting
In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can continue with the transfer process right away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.