All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.