All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if 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 feature enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.