All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.