All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.