Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.