All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.