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What do I need to know about domain name security?

In order for you to ensure your domain name stays safe, there are a few security considerations to take on board.

First, what are the most common threats?

There are a few, but the most common are either pointing your domain name to a different website and trying to change over the registration to someone else. While they’re quite easily fixed, it may take some time to complete and you’ll be missing out on a lot of business in the meantime. As such, it’s imperative that you take the proper precautions to properly protect yours.

Ways to keep your domain security up to scratch

Passwords: It might seem blatantly obvious, but there are people who don’t see setting a complex password as high on the security priorities list. Using, for example, ‘password’ as a password is not advisable. It’s best to go for a combination of letters (both upper and lowercase) and numbers, even with a special character somewhere in there (underscores and other keyboard symbols).

To add to this, make sure the login information is kept as confidential as possible, shared only with those who absolutely require it.

Regularly update registrant information: While this should be done anyway, it’s important that if your security is breached you’re able to fix everything ASAP. Keeping your information up to date means the processes can run much smoother and more quickly.

Keep track of changes made: Perform a WhoIs search on a regular basis and take note of the date under ‘last modified’ – if it doesn’t match up with an action you took, you may need to investigate the matter further.

Talk with the Hosting Australia team now on 1300 368 359 for further information.

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