All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.