All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.