All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage 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 owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.