All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.