Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.