Transferring an active domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, 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 domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full control over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you notice 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 Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a small 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 change the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer procedure straight away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.