Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain 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 option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute authority over your domain names. You’ll find 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 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 process is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with our company is very easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will see if the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed right away and you will be able to start the domain transfer without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.

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