All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.