All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.