Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.