All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if 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 feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.