All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain 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 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 name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.