Securing a domain name may be overlooked for a variety of reasons, not least because domain owners assume there's nothing they need to do, bar keeping up the payments.
This is not the case and, with regulations having been recently tightened to ensure ownership transparency and with the subsequent risk of having a domain name confiscated, it's sensible to take some time out and check both the registration information and those specific steps to ensure against a fraudulent transfer.
These are the domain name security points to consider:-
- Consider a private registration, meaning that your contact details are cloaked, which is sensible for individuals and many work-at-home types
- Your domain should be locked to negate the threat of it being hijacked by a third party (which could happen if you don't request change notifications or miss an e-mail notifying you of a pending transfer)
- Toughen up your registrar account password or phrase: long, camelCase, alpha-numeric, and including special characters
- Keep contact details up-to-date or your domain registration could be cancelled
- Ensure that you are sent renewal reminders to a working e-mail address
All these matters have to be managed at your registrar account, the place where your domain is registered.
And that's your lot on domain name security.
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