All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.