Transferring an active domain name involves changing the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.