All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.