All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.