All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety 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 a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.