Transferring an active domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.