Transferring an existing domain involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, 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 safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate 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 functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our hosting services, and will require literally two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s present status. Click again and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer process straight away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.