Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled 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 the moment they are registered.