All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.