All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.