All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. 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 accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.