All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.