All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.