All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.