All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.