Transferring an active domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary 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 generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.