Transferring an existing domain involves changing the registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
If you get a website hosting service from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only several clicks. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a small padlock logo. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you’d like to transfer it, you’ll just have to click once more and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different tools.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the domain name transfer procedure right away. The change will take effect immediately, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.