All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.