All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names 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 registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.