Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.