Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting package that we offer, will give you full authority over your domains. You will find all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter 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 status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a small padlock-like icon next to each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.