Transferring an active domain name involves changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted 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 won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.