All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that manage 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 domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.