Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the registrar company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you total control over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you’ve got 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 manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see if the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will change instantaneously and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.