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Free Domain Lock?

Discussion in 'VentraIP.com.au' started by DomainNames, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. DomainNames

    DomainNames Membership: Community

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    Do you offer FREE domain lock for .com.au. .net.au etc?
     
  2. Mick

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    It isn't possible to lock an .au domain name for transfer purposes, even auLOCKDOWN which incurs a fee doesn't prevent transfers.
     
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    Hi Mick , something like this at Godaddy for .com.au. You will see it on all their registrants whois search details.
    https://au.godaddy.com/help/unlock-my-domain-410

    "We keep your domains locked to keep them secure. Locked domains can't be transferred to another registrar or account. When you make changes to a domain's settings, such as updating nameservers or contact information, we automatically unlock and re-lock the domain name. To transfer your domain name, however, you must unlock it."
     
  4. Mick

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    It is technically impossible to lock an .au domain name for transfer, the registry simply doesn't allow the option to be applied like you can for gTLD domain names.

    Other status like clientUpdateProhibited or clientDeleteProhibited that you'll see on some domains, such as our own like synergywholesale.net.au are there for the purpose of preventing anyone within our management system from modifying that domain for whatever reason and to double check with someone higher up who has access via Ausregistry to disable those statuses. In the case of a normal registrant having those statuses assigned to a domain name would end up causing more issues than it's worth (if a removal of update prohibited was to fail you'd be waiting for someone to remove this manually for you which cause take X amount of time and become annoying if you were updating name servers for a weekend more, etc).
     
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    Ok thank you. This is different to what I have been advised by someone. They said terrific.com.au does the domain lock for .com.au it is available via the API already if registrars want to do it.

    So I am insure what Ausregistry are promoting and actually charging for as an "au lockdown" product.