All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. 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 registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.