All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.