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