All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unapproved transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.