All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.