Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new company. 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 steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will grant you total command over your domains. You’ll see all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.