All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.