Transferring an existing domain involves changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself 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 entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting services, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The update will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away.