All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.