Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with us is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case 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 domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be changed instantly and you will be able to start the transfer process without needing to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.