All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this option 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 if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.