All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that 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 intentionally, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.