Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute control over your domain names. You will find all domains registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate immediately, you will be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.