Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain transfer procedure straight away. The update will take effect immediately, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.