All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unwanted transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.