All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.