All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs 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 name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person 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 enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.