All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.