Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from us, you will exert full control over your domains through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through us, as long as the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you will find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will permit you to change that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.