All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.