Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. 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 when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud packages, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain name. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with us is truly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will change instantaneously and you will be able to start the transfer process without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.