All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.