What is "transfer lock" and why should I Opt out of it (or not)

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When I edited my pyhsical address, I saw a checkbox re "opt out of transfer lock?" ...
... what does that mean?
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The transfer lock is an option that plays a part in the domain transfer process. When you register a domain name it does have to be with that original registrar for a minimum of 60 days prior to being transferred away. If you have already had the domain for some time and just need to update registration information the transfer lock is a feature allows you to opt out of having to wait 60 days to transfer the domain. Unless you are planning on transferring the domain it is not going to have much of an impact but go ahead and leave it checked. 

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