All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name 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 domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.