All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.