The Manage Web Interface (MWI)

Registrants make changes to their domain name records using the Manage Web Interface. They can use the interface to:

  • Modify domain ownership (certain TLDs only).
  • Modify administrative, technical and billing contact information.
  • Modify nameserver information.
  • Modify other domain attributes (Authcode for EPP domains, lock status, email forwarding for .name, etc).

Registrants log into the MWI using the username and password that they selected when they registered the domain.

You may choose to implement your own customized version of the manage interface and build specific functionality into it (templates are included in the Full Access scripts). There is a shared manage interface (at ) for Resellers who do not run their own manage interface.



Manage Profile

This section allows you to:

  • Change the username and password that controls a domain name, typically to transfer control of the domain to someone else.
  • Move this name to another profile, to either transfer control of the name to someone else, or to organize name control.
  • Assign a sub-user access to manage either parts of, or all information related to this name.

Organization Contact

This is where you can view and edit information about the company or entity associated with the domain you are managing.

Note: The organization that .CO.UK and .ORG.UK names are registered to cannot be changed using this interface.

Admin Contact

This is the person or entity who has the authority to make changes to domain records.

Billing Contact

This is the contact who is responsible for billing issues with regard to this domain's registration. In order to avoid interruption in service, the registration fee must be up to date at all times. This record should be accurate in order to maintain renewal fees properly.

Technical Contact

This is the contact who is considered authoritative for this domain name as related to Web hosting, mail, and other DNS records. This is typically an ISP or Web Hosting Provider but it can be anyone the Registrant chooses. By default, this information is initially populated from the Reseller’s Technical Contact profile.

Manage Nameservers

Controls which nameservers are designated as authoritative for the domain. Registrants can also create nameservers based on their domain names here.

Domain Extras

Shows information that does not apply to other sections, such as AUTHCODE (for .info/.biz/.us/.name domains).email forwarding options (for .name domains) and .us “Nexus” information.

Reseller Contact

This section shows the Registrant who their Reseller is and allows them to opt-out of showing this information via WHOIS.

Domain Locking

This section shows registrants whether their domains are currently locked or unlocked. If a domain is locked, transfers and DNS modification cannot be made until the domain is unlocked.

By default, the lock/unlock feature is enabled so that domain owners can lock or unlock their domains in the public manage interface. You can disable this setting, so that domain locking is not visible in the public manage interface.


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