There have been a number of international incidents of unauthorised domain access occurring at Registries and Registrars of TLDs other than .au recently. This has led to unauthorised changes to delegation details of some high profile domain names. google.ie and yahoo.ie are such examples of high profile names that have been subject to unauthorised delegation detail changes resulting from unauthorised access.
The same threats are regularly leveled at Australia, and rather than be reactive we are taking the proactive step of guarding the key digital assets of .au domain name holders who are looking for complete peace of mind.
Introducing .auLOCKDOWN, a security measure for .au domain names that provides an added level of security for domain name Registrants. Domain names are locked at the Registry level, and changes are only possible through direct communication between the Registrar authorised contact and the Registry, by following a strict authentication process.
This service creates a layer of protection that goes beyond the security of an account management interface to the server level, protecting your domain’s brand and reputation. By locking names at the server level with the Registry, your domains are protected from unwanted modifications, transfers, and deletions.