Transferring an active domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most top-level domain name 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 safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer, will give you complete command over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can initiate the transfer process right away. The update will propagate immediately, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.