Transferring an active domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code 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 entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.