Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.