Transferring an active domain involves switching the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain 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 domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The 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 feature 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 extremely easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud website hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain. Click once again and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer process right away.