All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names 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 owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.