Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.