All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option 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 a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.