All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names 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 if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.