All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs 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 a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.