All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.