All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.