Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to steal 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 domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute authority over your domain names. You’ll 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 mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.