All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. 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 domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.