Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced 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 process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain. The 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 when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer, will give you total command over your domains. You will see all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once again – the process is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.