Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic 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 name registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.