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