Registrar Lock

Learn more about Registrar Lock and see how you can use it

so as to prevent not authorized domain transfers.


Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain.


The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.


Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be achieved through our Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud website hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain name. Click again and you will change its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away.

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is very easy and can be achieved through our Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect immediately, you will be able to proceed with the transfer procedure without waiting for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS websites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not require more than a few mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel.