All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.