Transferring an active domain involves changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled 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 Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting
plan that we offer, will give you total control over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have registered a domain through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server
account. All domain name registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer process right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.