Transferring an existing domain involves switching the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety 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 will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will change instantaneously and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.