All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.