All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.