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What is a Registry lock?

We're thrilled to introduce the registry lock feature, designed to enhance the security of your domain names and prevent hijacking. This additional security measure complements our existing safeguards and is highly recommended for protecting your most valuable domain names. By implementing registry lock, you can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized changes, terminations, or transfers.

Registry lock operates at the registry level and strengthens the authentication process between the registry and the domain name registrar. Enabling or disabling registry lock necessitates additional authentication steps involving the user, registrar, and registry.

To add registry lock for domains in your Dynadot account, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Dynadot account.
  2. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down.
  3. In the "Domains" column, click on the link of the domain name you want to apply registry lock to.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the "Registry Lock" section.
  5. If your account is locked, click on the "Unlock Account" button to unlock your account first.
  6. Once your account is unlocked, click the "Upgrade" button.
  7. Click on your shopping cart and follow the "Checkout" buttons to submit your order.

You can also add/renew registry lock for your domain in your shopping cart if there's a renewal item for the same domain.

Once the process is completed, the 'Registry Lock' section will update accordingly, allowing you to enable or disable the lock from that location.


  • Registry lock is currently available for the following domains: .com, .net, and .cc. We plan to extend this service to other TLDs in the future.
  • The processing time for enabling or disabling registry lock is typically 3-5 business days.
  • If you choose to add or renew registry lock for your domain, it must be ordered for the entire duration of the domain's lifecycle. For example, if your domain is registered for three years, the registry lock should also be purchased for three years.

Here is an example of the Whois results for a registry-level-locked domain name, with the key statuses highlighted:

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