Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud hosting packages, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the domain name’s present status. Click for the second time and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.