All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name 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 company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.