Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, 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 in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, will grant you absolute control over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.