Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.