All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.