Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will grant you total control over your domains. You will find all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with our company is very easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will change right away and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.