Transferring an active domain name involves changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.