Transferring an existing domain involves changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to register 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 functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is truly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s present status. Click again and you will alter its status. The change will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer process right away.