Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.