All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee 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 registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.