All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.