Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. 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. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer, will grant you total command over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated straight away and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.