Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the registrar company that handles the 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 procedure is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is really easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our website hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with us is really easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will be changed instantaneously and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.