All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.