All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that do not 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 on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.