Domain Vault provides more security for domains, including an option for Verisign Registry Lock.
Domain name registrar Namecheap has released Domain Vault, a new product to protect high-value domain names.
The Titanium version of the product uses Verisign Registry Lock for .com and .net domains. Registry Lock requires manual verification and authentication between trusted employees at the registrar and Verisign before changes are made to the domains. This significantly reduces the chances of unauthorized transfers and nameserver changes.
A cheaper version of the service, called Domain Vault Silver, works with all top level domains. A small team at Namecheap monitors all DNS changes to domains with Silver and provides support to these domain owners.
Namecheap plans to offer registry lock from other registries covering more top level domains in the future.
The Silver version is $1.88 per month and Titanium is $19.88 per month. That’s in line with what other registrars charge for Registry Lock.
The product is designed for people with active websites as opposed to domain investors, although investors with select high-value domains might consider using it.