All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.