All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.