All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.