All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.