Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register 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 domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.