All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that 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 prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.