All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety 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 registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.