Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, 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 procedure, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The domain 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 feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full authority over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need 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 different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will 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 given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will be changed right away and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.