Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.