All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.