All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.