All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.