Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting packages, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain. Click for the second time and you will alter its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just several clicks. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer right away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.