All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety 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 enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.