All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.