Transferring an active domain involves switching the domain registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed 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 Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete command over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock icon next to each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer process straight away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.