Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is truly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting packages, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain. Click once more and you will change its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change momentarily and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.