Transferring an active domain involves switching the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some 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. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.