Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain 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 us is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will see if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will be updated right away and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.