Transferring an existing domain entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain 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 organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.