All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.