All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.