All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unwanted transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better 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 registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.