All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.