Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.