Transferring an active domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled 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
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every website hosting plan that we offer, will give you total authority over your domains. You will find all domains registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can start the domain name transfer process right away. The change will propagate instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.