Transferring an active domain name involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code 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 basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is incredibly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting plans, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s current status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through 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’ll notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer right away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.