Transferring an active domain name entails changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will grant you full control over your domains. You will see all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.