All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.