Transferring an existing domain entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.