All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with our company is really easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will notice a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated right away and you will be able to start the transfer process without having to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.