Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.