All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.