All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with us is really easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names 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 domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed instantaneously and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer process without needing to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.