Transferring an existing domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt 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 the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is really easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s present status. Click for the second time and you will alter its status. The update will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will notice a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer process right away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.