Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with us is truly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed immediately and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.