Transferring an existing domain involves changing the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain name. 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 Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed momentarily and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.