Transferring an active domain involves changing the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.