All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.