All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain 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 feature activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.