All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.