All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains 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 owners. A domain name 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 achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.