All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.