All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.