Transferring an active domain name entails changing the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary 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 organizations. It is a default 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 nobody can even attempt to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is truly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting plans, and will require exactly two 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’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the current status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.