All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety 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 registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.