All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain 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 domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop 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.