Transferring an existing domain entails switching the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic 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 registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.