All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.