All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is incredibly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will change instantaneously and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer process without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.