All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.