Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
If you purchase a web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a tiny padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the exact same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different admin panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain transfer right away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.