1. DOMAIN HIJACKING HAPPENS.|
Other registrars have had customers lose domains. For example, there are two recurring scenarios we have seen. One is, for example, a disgruntled employee who is the admin contact. The admin contact can approve a transfer to another registrar. Once there, the ownership of the domain can be changed. Another common tactic is for unscrupulous agents to
send the admin contact a misleading email. The admin contact thinks they are renewing the domain, but in reality, they have just approved a transfer.
2. THE CURRENT STATE OF SECURITY.
The issue does not lie with our system. As an ICANN-accredited registrar, our system meets and exceeds the standards for domain security. As with any computer-driven platform, though, there are always ways for
fraudulent, unscrupulous agents to find loopholes as mentioned above. Just like viruses, as soon as one is defeated, hackers will try and create another way to beat the system. Our new "Registration Lock" is simply a tool you can use to combat and prevent fraud.
3. HOW THE REGISTRATION LOCK WORKS.
This extra security is not required - our normal safeguards exceed the standards required
by ICANN. Unfortunately, the industry standards are not enough to protect against these types of fraud. Our "Registration Lock" provides an extra layer of protection that is unmatched in the industry. With the lock, the potential for domain hijacking is drastically reduced since no changes can be made to your domains without disabling the lock.
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If your domains are not registered with us you will not be able to lock your domain names. You can lock your domain names by Transferring your domain names to us.