Transferring an active domain involves switching the domain registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal 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 domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.