Transferring an active domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to register your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every website hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.