All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.