Transferring an active domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted 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 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 and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.