All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop 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 introducing it for greater security 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 granted access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to stop 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 introduced over the years.