Transferring an existing domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several 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 default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The domain 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.