All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing 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 an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.