Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, 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 safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name 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 attempt to register your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.