Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.