All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.