Transferring an active domain name involves changing the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some 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 domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.