All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety 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 been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.