All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing 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 access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent 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.