All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs 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 can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.