All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.