Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will give you full control over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through our company 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 given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they show.