Singapore, 2 May 2016 | For Immediate Release

The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) will introduce a “RegistryLock” feature that aims to mitigate domain name hijacking risks.

RegistryLock is an easy-to-use self-service that adds an additional layer of security, and it is available round the clock and free of charge. This opt-in feature will be implemented as a six-month pilot run starting today, with a view to convert it into a permanent feature thereafter. All “.sg” domain names (i.e. domain names ending with .sg – e.g.,,,,, and .sg) can be protected with RegistryLock.

RegistryLock protects domain names from being hijacked to redirect to an attacker’s website or email system. This is done by requiring the domain name’s administrative contact1 to unlock the domain name before the DNS nameserver information can be changed by the registrar. This increases the level of security for the domain name.

To enable RegistryLock, the administrative contact is required to log in via the VerifiedID@SG and RegistryLock portal using their SingPass ID or SGNICID. The same process is required to deactivate RegistryLock for the relevant domain names.

SGNIC encourages registrants to take advantage of this feature to increase the level of protection for their domain names.

For more information on the RegistryLock pilot, please refer to the following FAQ.


About Singapore Network Information Centre Pte Ltd (SGNIC)

The mission of Singapore Network Information Centre Pte Ltd (SGNIC) is to provide Internet registry and information services in an efficient, effective and reliable manner to enhance the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet Domain
Name System (DNS) infrastructure in Singapore and to foster the integrity and growth of .SG domain names.  For more news and information, visit

For media clarifications, please contact: 

Adrian CHAN (Mr) Manager Corporate and Marketing Communications Division, IDA Email: [email protected]

1 Domain name registrants are required to appoint an administrative contact at the point of registration to assist in registrant’s identify verification in VerifiedID@SG & RegistryLock portal.