Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start 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 and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will give you complete authority over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking again – the process 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 instantly, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will see a small padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and start the domain transfer process right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.