Transferring an active domain entails changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.