All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of 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 an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.