Transferring an existing domain involves switching the domain name registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled 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 the moment they are registered.