Transferring an active domain involves switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few 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 standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain 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

With a cloud website hosting from us, you will exercise absolute control over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the particular 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 allow you to alter that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time 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.