All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain 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 accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.