Transferring an active domain entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.