Transferring an existing domain entails changing the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several 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 name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting services, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you will alter its status. The change will propagate instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domains with us is truly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the given domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.