Transferring an active domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.