Transferring an active domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.