All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee ccTLDs 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 can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.