Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails 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 registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch 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 feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.