Transferring an already registered 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 modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.