Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.