What is a registry lock?

Note: This article covers Melbourne IT DPS customers only.

A registry lock provides the highest level of protection for a domain name. If any changes need to be made to a registry locked domain name, including modifying DNS records, changing ownership or registrar transfers, a stringent verification process takes place involving;

  • Melbourne IT DPS checking your security passphrase
  • The registry checking our internal security passphrase
    This three-way check between the domain registrant (you), the registar (us) and the registry ensures that no unauthorised changes can be made on your domain name.

There are two main types of registry locks;

Type of Registry LockDomains that are LockedPeriod of Lock
auLOCKDOWN.com.au .net.au .org.au .asn.au .id.au2 years at a time
Verisign Registry Lock.com .net1 year at a time

For more information, please contact your Account Manager.