Transferring an existing domain entails changing the domain name 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 registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will give you complete control over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company neatly listed 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 the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer process straight away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.