Transferring an active domain name entails switching the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is extremely easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our hosting plans, and will require literally two clicks. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s current status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is really easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect straight away, you will be able to proceed with the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS websites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.