All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.