Transferring an active domain entails switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to register your domain. The 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 feature are locked by default when they are registered.