All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names 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 a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.