All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain 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 name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.