All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.