All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better 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 an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.