All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.