Transferring an active domain entails changing the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard 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 try to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.