All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs 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 if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.