All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security 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 granted 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 impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.