All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.