Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.