Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures 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 is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when 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 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 see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once again – the procedure 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 immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is really easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate right away, you’ll be able to go ahead with the transfer process without needing to wait for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than a few clicks of the mouse in your hosting Control Panel.