All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs 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 name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.