All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.