Transferring an active domain involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to register your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute command over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific 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 won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with us is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated straight away and you will be able to start the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.