Transferring an active domain name entails switching the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety 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 is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will grant you full control over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking again – the process is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the transfer process right away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.