Domain name security is one of the most important factors I consider when it comes to domain name registrars. It should go without saying, but all domain registrants should enable 2 factor authentication on their accounts if their registrar offers it. Some registrars offer enhanced security products, and I think they are worth looking into.
Name.com sent out an email to customers this morning announcing a new security service called Domain Lock Plus, which is a part of their newly introduced Advanced Security product. The email referenced a blog post that introduced the Domain Lock Plus service and explained what the offering includes. Here’s an excerpt from this morning’s blog post:
“What does Domain Lock Plus do?
Domain Lock Plus prohibits the following operations when enabled:
Changing contact details
Disabling/enabling Whois Privacy
It seems that the service is only available to customers who have Advanced Security enabled. From what I can gather, the Advanced Security product is related to the Name.com domain name privacy product. When I logged in to my account to learn more about the product, I learned the cost is $4.99/year. For people who already pay for domain name privacy at Name.com, it would seem like a no-brainer to add this extra layer of security.
Regardless of whether or not customers add this extra level of security to their domain names, I think they should ensure their domain names have the transfer lock enabled on their domain names that aren’t being transferred, and they should have two factor authentication or whatever extra level of security their registrar offers at no cost. Additional security may be a bit inconvenient at times, but I think it can help prevent domain name theft.