All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.