Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic 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 organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal 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 domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud plans, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names 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’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain name. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.