All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better 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 been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.