All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given 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 stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.