All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.