Transferring an active domain entails changing the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, 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 option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain. The 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 feature 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 full command over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they display.