All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.