All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of active domains. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.