Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.