All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. 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 domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.