All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.