All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of 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 registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.