All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.