All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.