All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that supervise ccTLDs 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 can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.