All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.