Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.