Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled 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.