All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not 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 if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.