All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain 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 accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.