All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.