Last Summer, I wrote an article imploring Afternic to enable customers to add two factor verification to their accounts. The added security measure is necessary because if a customer’s account was compromised, the bad actor could reduce the price on a Fast Transfer eligible domain name, allowing it to be sold and transferred at a much lower price than its valuation.
Earlier today, Afternic announced that customers can now add a second layer of security on their account. The Two Step Verification option is now available for all customers to enable within their accounts. The email that was sent, which I posted below, includes instructions on how to set up 2 factor authentication.
I strongly urge Afternic customers to set this up ASAP:
In direct response to customer requests, we’re giving you another way to add security to your Afternic account.
Two-Step Verification (2SV) is an added layer of security that helps reduce account compromises due to phishing attacks and other forms of online fraud.
2SV works by requiring you to sign in with two successive factors: Something you know (your password) and something you have access to (a code sent to your mobile device).
If you’ve ever set up 2SV on any other online accounts, the process should feel familiar. Simply:
Go to your Afternic Account Details page. Scroll down to the Security section, and click the new “Manage 2-Step Verification” button.
Choose the 2SV method you’d like to use and then select “Continue.” Complete the setup process according to the method you selected.
Add a backup 2SV method to minimize hassle if something goes wrong (like losing your phone). Simply click the “Add Backup” button on the 2SV screen to add a backup method.
If you have any questions about how 2SV works, read What is two-step verification? before you continue.
For any additional questions, please contact Afternic Support.