All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better 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 registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.