All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Many registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.