All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.