Transferring an active domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain 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 feature are locked by default when they are registered.