Whether you’re a solopreneur, a major corporation, or a small non-profit organization, having an online presence in the form of a website is critical to your growth. Having said that, protecting your online identity is even more critical. Did you know that a registry lock service can help to secure your online identity? Read more to find out!
Why Should You Be Concerned About Domain Security?
A hack attack on your domain name will usually be executed in one of the two ways mentioned below:
- The hacker will change your DNS configuration and move the name resolution to a server of their choice thereby redirecting traffic from your site to another one; or
- They will modify and edit your registrant contact information, effectively giving them complete access to and control over your domain.
Furthermore, a hacker may go the extra mile to change the registration data in the WHOIS database; this will make a solid case for the hacker to prove that they, not you, are the actual owner of the domain. The hacker might also modify payment information or transfer the domain name to a different registrar.
How do hackers gain access to your domain account in the first place? Phishing attacks, taking advantage of a domain registrar data breach, maybe a phone scam in which hackers request your login credentials, or even accessing sensitive data from your computer using keylogging spyware are all various ways in which your domain account may get exposed.
Even the most cautious and vigilant domain owners can become the victims of domain hijacking and identity theft.
How ShortDot Helps To Protect Your Domain Name?
ShortDot now offers registry lock across all five of its domain extensions! Which means .icu, .cyou, .bond, .CFD, and .sbs are a little bit more secure! Registry lock is an added security measure offered by ShortDot and implemented by registrars to reduce the chance of domain theft and other unwanted DNS changes.
What Is Registry Lock?
Registry Lock is designed to protect your domain from any changes that may affect its normal operation, such as DNS modifications, WHOIS updates, or unauthorized transfers. When enabled on a domain, additional authentication and validation procedures are implemented to prevent unauthorized access or modification to the domain’s settings.
Who Can Implement Registry Lock?
Registry Lock is perfect for high-profile websites, highly trafficked websites, well-known brands, or large enterprises; however, it can also be added to any domain across ShortDot’s five extensions.
How Can End-Users Enable Registry Lock For Their Domain Name?
If end-users are interested in taking advantage of this extra layer of security, they should reach out to their registrar and ask them to enable registry lock on their domains. Enabling Registry lock is usually an automated process, while removing registry lock to make changes requires manual intervention and identity verification, making this the best option
for any domain registrant looking to have the highest level of security for their domain names.
For more information about how registry lock works or for assistance adding it to your domains, please reach out to your preferred registrar or ShortDot directly at email@example.com.