All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.