All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.