How to Protect Your Domain Name from Hackers?- GeekMent

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Hello Friends , Do not you want your blog or domain name to be similar to hacking? You should keep your domain name safe in every way, because you will not want your years of profit to become useless in one stroke.

Keep all these things in the side so you know that you can protect your domain name in very easy ways.

If you know which domain names are hackers who use hackers often, then you will probably be able to secure your domain name.

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How to Avoid Domain Theft?

1. Keep the registration records and contact information of your domain name accurate.

2. Carefully choose your registrar

3. Keep your domain name registrant information private

4. Lock-up your Domain

5. Do not access the domain name account directly from your email

6. Keep your domain name separate from your hosting account

7. Keep changing your password periodically.

8. Enable Privacy


How to Avoid Domain Theft?

1. Keep the registration records and contact information of your domain name accurate.

Whenever address, phone number or email address is being used for the domain name transfer communication, you should tell your registrar.

Make sure you also update your emergency and business contact information.

Whenever there is a suspensive activity, your registrar can contact you and inform you in this regard as soon as possible.


2. Carefully choose your registrar

Do not buy your domain name from any registrar. Make sure that from which you are buying a domain name, you should be able to be in this business for a very long time and be confident.

When you select a domain registrar, you should think ahead of price and pay attention to the company’s quality services and support.

Your domain registrar should offer something other than your domain registration and domain transfer services. Your location’s irrespective technical support should be 24 * 7 available.

Registrar should also have a system which notifies you about your pending domain transfer and when the domain is moved in real, give accurate information on time before it. This ensures that your domain is not transferred without your knowledge and permission.

Such notifications help you to get the right decision about the pending transfer over time.

Make sure that the registrar has a way of doing so, so that he can give you updates of changes related to your domain name’s registration record or ownership change request. Make sure that they have the best communication methods such as phone, email, fax etc.

Does the registrar have additional security measures like two-step authentication? This is the way you will get a code on the phone so that you will be able to login every time. You have to enter this code correctly every time before you get the right to login.

It can irritate users, but such safeguards are essential to protect your domain from hackers.

Note: GoDaddy is always a great choice.

3. Keep your domain name registrant information private

You must protect your domain name’s information. (Remember that your domain name is your business asset), how would you like to protect it?

You should not give your login details to any stranger and do not tell any other person unless he is an authorized bandwidth, such as a webmaster or a web developer. Make sure you change your account details when this closure leaves your organization.

Do not use your contact email address as your username because such hijackers will easily guess your account name. Instead, create a different username that does not match your contact email.

4. Lock-up your Domain

Ask your domain name registrar to keep your domain name in the registrar lock.

This will make it impossible to change your domain’s information and DNS configuration without your consent. You must first unlock your domain name before you make any changes to it.

If your registrar EPP supports (Extensible Provisioning Protocol), then it can also help in adding a second lock that is called, Authorization Information Code or author Info.

Once the EPP activate for your account, your registar will send you authcode in 5 days after the domain name transfer is done. This code will be gaining to the registar. Before accepting that domain name. In some cases, the dead registar also gives you the right to setup authInfo Code.

In such a case, you have to make sure one thing is that each domain name has its own unique EPP authInfo code and it is unique. If for some reason authInfo code is broken, then only one domain name comes in danger.

When you lock your domain name, keep checking  Who  Is from time to time to confirm that your domain name status has not changed anywhere. If you think any changes are done, register the registrar immediately.


5. Do not access the domain name account directly from your email

You will often receive discounts and other promos emails from your domain name registar.

Many things you do by logging in to your account by clicking on the link given in the email because you trust your registrar.

However, domain name hijackers can send you phishing emails, which can be exactly the same as your domain name registar emails. So before you click on any link in your email inbox, make sure all about it.

If you login through a phishing link, you will lose your access from your own account.

To avoid such an incident, it is always best that you type in your browser and type the address of the registar and do not click on the link in any email.

6. Keep your domain name separate from your hosting account

Many domain name owners make a mistake to take the same domain name and hosting from the same company and host their site. If a domain name hijacker gets access to your hosting account, then he can also hack your domain name and you can not do anything like that.

You should use separate providers for hosting and for domain names.

7. Keep changing your password periodically.

By the way, it is great that if you choose a highly secure password, it is also recommended that you keep changing your password from time to time.

To create a safe password, use combination of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters.

Never use common names, dictionary words, birth dates, anniversary dates etc. Hackers can easily guess them. Then again, if you hire someone to work on your account, make sure that as soon as you leave the job, you can change your password.

8. Enable Privacy

You must enable who.is privacy (Who.is Guard) for your domain name. And make sure that your contact details are not visible to anyone.

Domain name hackers can also use this information which you can set to locate and send to phishing emails as well. Once you enable who.is privacy, your details (name, email, address, phone number, etc. will not be visible to the public)

Ask any questions related to Protect Your Domain Name through comments and share with us the methods that you use for Domain Security of your website or blog.

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