All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.