Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default 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 try to take your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer, will give you total control over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through our company neatly displayed 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 is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with our company is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be updated immediately and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.