Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is 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 no one can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.