All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.