All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.