All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature 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 if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.