All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.