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