All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains 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 can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.