Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.