All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of 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 achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.