All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security 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 given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.