All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.