All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name 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 domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.