All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.