Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with us is really easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without needing to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.