All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if 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 intentionally, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.