All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of 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 registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.