Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud web hosting service, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s current status. Click once again and you will alter 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 sites, so you can proceed with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer straight away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.