Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.