All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security 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 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 stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.