All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.