All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.