All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unapproved transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.