Transferring an active domain name involves changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting
package that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domains. 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 small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with us is truly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed instantaneously and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer without needing to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.