Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.