Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.