All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.