All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unapproved transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.