Transferring an active domain involves 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 name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic 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 organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is extremely easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you will change its status. The update 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 websites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away.