All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better 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 been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.