All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.