Transferring an active domain involves changing the company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting, and will take literally two clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer right away.