All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.