All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.