All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.