Originally posted by qllonceagain
Could anyone tell me how on earch some domain is hijacked? Since only the email holder of the domain contact or billing will be able to authorize a transfer. I don't understand why the TotalNic thinks there is a terrorist (a domain theft is considered terrorist in domain world) in every transaction of domain unlocking and tranfer. Is the threat so great that they have to require notorized copies of photo ID and written statement?
I think it is 100% pure excuse.
It's not that Totalnic thinks there's a terrorist or what
not (though I can't speak for them, obviously). You'd be
surprised how many of this are reported to their
respective registrar or reseller every other day.
A domain hijacking occurs, of course, because some1
has discovered a flaw somewhere along the way and
exploited it. It could range from gaining access to the
admin email on record & using it to retrieve the user
ID and/or password to sending a fake fax requesting
Unfortunately it only takes at least 2 people to
dispute ownership of a domain name. If a man calls
the registrar requesting access, saying he's the owner,
and a woman calls the same registrar asking the
same thing, claiming ownership of the same domain,
who do you think is the registrar supposed to believe?
There are, of course, ways to authenticate. Since in
reality there's no way to tell who's the real owner,
the registrar will be forced to use the domain's current
WHOIS records in an attempt to authenticate the
However, if the contact records aren't updated, then
the fax will be the last resort...unless the registrar
has other alternatives.
Also, they've learned from the mistakes NetSol made
and wish to avoid them as much as possible. Who
It's easy to say what they're doing or asking for is
BS if your domain name hasn't been hijacked or
worse. But if it does, that's probably when you'll
begin to appreciate the measures they take.
While the fax, ID & all are inconvenient, the people
running the registrars CANNOT afford to take chances
w/ people claiming this or that. Disregarding those
safety measures can create headaches the ordinary
consumer can't even begin to imagine what the
people running those registrars go thru.
And believe me, those are headaches absolutely NO
ONE wants to have.