All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain 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 accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.