All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name 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 registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option 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 domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.