All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.