All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.