Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed 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 Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud hosting, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s current status. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can initiate the domain name transfer process straight away. The update will take effect instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.