All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.