All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.