Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed 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 the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is truly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain. Click again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer process right away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.