Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed 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.