All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better 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 given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.