All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. 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 domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.