Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching 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 company. The transfer procedure is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when 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 complete control over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.