All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs 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 name 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 name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.