All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domains. Lots of registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security 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 registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.