All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.