Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails 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 operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.