All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unwanted transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.