Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures 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’s a standard 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 attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.