Changing NIC Handles (Domain Contacts)

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A NIC handle (Network Information Centre handle) is a generated reference attached to a list of contact information that can be assigned to the domains specific contact types (Registrant, Admin, Tech and Billing). Each NIC handle is unique and can only be assigned to the creating registries TLD (i.e a NIC handle created in the .au registry can only be assigned to .au domains.) NIC handles can be modified or removed through the domain level console only. 

Note: While Netregistry offers you the ability to modify your domain name WHOIS Billing and Technical contacts, we only do so because of our obligation as a globally accredited registrar. We don't send bills to the billing contact. We don't send technical emails to the technical contact. We don't send anything other than statutory notifications to the registrant (or domain name owner). All information is always sent to the person listed as the current contact for that domain name.

Creating a new NIC handle

  1. Log into the Console
  2. Manage your domain
  3. Click Domain Name
  4. In the Contact information section, click on Create a new contact
  5. Type in the new NIC’s contact details
  6. Click [Create Contact]
  7. The following page will display the login/nic and password for the new NIC handle
  8. Copy down the login/nic and password for future use

Assigning a NIC handle to a domain contact

  1. Log into the Console
  2. Manage your domain
  3. Click Domain Name
  4. In the Contact information section, select the admin contact, tech contact, or billing contact from the Select contact type you wish to add drop down menu
  5. Type in the login/nic in the Enter NIC handle field
  6. Type in the password in the Enter password field
  7. Click [Add Contact]

If you wish to update the NIC handle of the registrant contact, please contact our domains department.

How to view the NIC handle password for an existing NIC handle

  1. Log into the Console
  2. Manage your domain
  3. Click Domain Name
  4. In the Contact information section, click on the NIC handle you wish to view the NIC handle password for
  5. The first and second row of the Update Contact Information page will display the NIC handle and NIC handle password for the specific NIC handle clicked on

Statutory notifications are sent to the registrant (or domain name owner) email address. New NIC handles/domain name contacts can be created, however you can't create a new registrant using this method. To change the owner/registrant of a .au domain, a registrant name change request is required.

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