All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.