All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.