All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. 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 achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.