All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.