All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. 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 company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.