All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.