All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.