All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.