All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain 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 registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.