ApexIT Registrar Accreditation Terminated by Consent
auDA has given consent to ApexIT Pty Ltd’s intention to terminate its auDA registrar accreditation under clause 2.2 of the Registrar Agreement. On 21 July 2014, ApexIT ceased to be an auDA accredited Registrar.
Registrants who were previous customers of ApexIT must transfer all their .au domain names to a new Registrar of Record before it expires.
How to transfer to a new Registrar:
Step 1: Get your Domain Name Password
To transfer your domain name you will need to know your Domain Name Password. As a security measure, your Domain Name Password was changed by auDA when ApexIT's accreditation was terminated. Your new Domain Name Password was sent to you in a separate email. Alternatively, the password can be retrieved by using the Password Recovery Tool at http://admin.auda.org.au/password_recovery/blank_recover_password.faces if your registrant contact email address is current and valid.
If you have not received your Domain Name Password, and your contact details are not current or valid, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Select an auDA accredited Registrar
Registrars are accredited by auDA and their job is to manage the domain name and renew it for you. You must select a Registrar from the list of auDA Accredited Registrars at http://www.auda.org.au/Registrars/.
There is no charge for simply transferring to a new Registrar. You will only be charged if your domain name needs to be renewed at the same time that you transfer. Service offerings and renewal fees vary between Registrars, so we recommend that you shop around before making your choice.
Once you have chosen a Registrar you will need to contact them and give them your Domain Name Password. They will do the rest. Transferring your domain name from auDA to another Registrar will take immediate effect, as soon as the Registrar processes the transfer at the registry.
PLEASE NOTE: It is YOUR responsibility to transfer your domain name and renew it before the expiry date.
Even if your domain name is not due to expire for a while, transferring your domain name now will ensure that your details are up to date and that you can easily renew your domain name when the time comes.