All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain 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 domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.