All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.