All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.