All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name 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 registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.