All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security 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 given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.