All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of active domains. Many 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 security 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 a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.