All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. 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 deliberately, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.