All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.