All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.