Transferring an active domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled 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 the moment they are registered.