All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain 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 name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.