5 Easy Steps for Better Domain Name Security

By 12-11-2015   Domain HostingSecurityTutorials

Securing your domain name is very essential. Don’t let someone steal and transfer your domain name without your knowledge. You will be surprised how many people are complaining of stolen domain names, and it happens everyday! Here are some simple steps to keep your domain name safe.

1. Lock Domain

Domain locking is the most first basic step to domain name security. Once you lock the domain names, they cannot be transferred till you decide to unlock them. Unlock domain name only before you want to actually transfer them. Your domain name might not be locked by default and you need to check this.

domain lock

Always remember to turn on Domain locking.

domain lock on

2. Two step verification

Its simple to set up and those few minutes of extra effort ensures that your domain name stays secure. Any unauthorized changes will send information via email/phone and you can stop the hackers  in their tracks. [Similar to Gmail 2 step verification]

godaddy 2step verification

3. Update registrant details

A very common problem which does not allow the registrar contact you in case of fraud domain name transfers. We keep on registering domain names, and many times we fail to check the contact details. Wrong emails can prevent you from stopping domain name transfer. See what happened to 9Rules!

4. Whois privacy

Always opt for private registration, which protects your personal details like name, email, address, phone from the public domain. The more people now about the registrant details, the more easy it is for them to track and change it. Private registration comes for a fee, but is totally worth the money. Sometimes free domain privacy is available as in Google Domains.

private registration

5. Autorenew Domains

You will be surprised how quickly the year passes, and your domain name has expired. Always set the domain to autorenew, this will at least ensure continuity of your domain name ownership. Before renewing, any domain name registrars do sent out an email to renew.

autorenew domains

It is even better to register domain for many years (we booked this site for 10 years!) if you really want to keep the domain name. See when Google.com domain was up for sale for $12 only!

31 comments on “5 Easy Steps for Better Domain Name Security

  1. Liam cobb says:

    Hello,

    I had this happen to me a few years ago with a blog i was running, i was gutted! some people are just wrong! i always make sure i auto renew all of my domains but i had know idea that i could lock my domain? (pretty stupid of me i know) so many thanks for the tip i will lock them all now!

    thanks for the info, Liam

  2. Rebecca Wright says:

    Thank you for your blog since it gives me additional guidance and information on how to do in order for us not be cheated by someone who wants to steal our domain without any permission from us.

  3. I LOVE ITUNES MUSIC says:

    thank you for guidence now i will make my domain locked to make sure for the security, thanks you so much bro

  4. vikash kumar says:

    sir, Thanks for such an in depth article. Recently I have started my first blog and I will definitely use all these tips you mentioned.

  5. Agnes A says:

    Nice post! Actually we should always lock up our domains for safety. Cause hackers are always trying to get anything they can get their hands on. Also it’s better if we use the whois privacy on so they can’t get the information and use a different email other than the regular one we normally use. Thanks

  6. Bharat says:

    Thanks for your guidance. I’ll follow your tips.

  7. Harish says:

    Wow! great tips to secure the domain. Auto renewal is must I think. Thanks

  8. Chris says:

    Great Post !
    actually domain locking is the best way to safe your domain to be transfered to other account, everyone should lock their domain until you want to move to other account

    Thanks

  9. Rahul says:

    sir, Thanks for such an in depth article. I have started my first blog and it will definitely useful for me thanks for sharing this kind of blog.

  10. Sharmin Akter says:

    Thank you sharing your point of view regarding domain security.Those who do not have the idea about the domain security this post will be very effective for them.

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