Transferring an existing domain entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.