All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.