All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.