All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.