All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not 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 on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.