All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.