All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of 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 a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.