All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain 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 registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.