All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not 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 on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.