All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature 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.