All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.