All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.