All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better 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 access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.