Transferring an existing domain entails switching the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.