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Fredrik Nilsson — 08/11/22

How to avoid Domain name hijacking

Few things can be as damaging to your brand as someone stealing your domain and gaining the power to do whatever they want with it. Unfortunately, scammers can use different sophisticated social engineering tricks to fraudulently transfer your critical domain and get full control over it.

Fortunately, there is an antidote. Let’s familiarize ourselves with Registry lock.

Prevent your business-critical domain names from being tampered with!

Since the pandemic, organizations and businesses have increasingly become reliant on their digital presence. At the same time, we see that phishing activity and cyber threats have increased immensely during this time. It is therefore more crucial than ever that organizations ensure they have the right security features in place. By implementing registry lock, organizations can see to that their business-critical domain names cannot be tampered with at the registrar & registry level.

Registry Lock is a service that helps you to protect your key business critical domain names from domain name hijacking.

Domain name hijacking is when someone gets unauthorized access to registration data and thereby administrative control over a domain name, enabling them to modify several parts of the domain name, including the website to which the domain name resolves.

Registry lock removes the automation of a domain name, in other words, no critical changes such as nameserver update, WHOIS update, transfer or deletion of a domain name can occur without going through the three-party manual verification.

This domain security service has been advised by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Centre (U.K.) and other leading security organizations—including Cisco® Talos, FireEye®, and Akamai.

Get in touch with your dedicated client manager or at hello@dotkeeper.com if you would like to know more about Registry lock.