Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every website hosting package that we offer, will give you total authority over your domain names. You’ll see 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 on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking again – the procedure 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 status change takes effect instantly, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the very 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’ll notice a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain transfer right away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.