All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.