Transferring an active domain involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.