Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
If you buy a cloud website hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a mini padlock sign. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click once more and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different systems.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer procedure straight away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.