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  1. #1
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    How not to get your domain account stolen?

    Hello Guys,

    So I was reading all this horror stories about domain accounts being stolen.

    How can we protect our accounts from being stolen?

    I mean is this very common?

    Should I be worried about having almost all of my domains @ GoDaddy.com ??


    I use really long password and strange username.

    Please I am really skeptical about this thanks.

  2. #2
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    Here is a very good article in protecting your domain names.

    http://www.igoldrush.com/faq3a.htm
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  3. #3
    Just focus on 3 key areas to make sure they're safe and secure:

    1. Your domain name's login.

    2. Your domain name's contact email address/es.

    3. Your computer.

    But more importantly, network with important people like the nice
    friendly folks here at WHT!

  4. #4
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    Originally posted by davezan
    Just focus on 3 key areas to make sure they're safe and secure:

    1. Your domain name's login.

    2. Your domain name's contact email address/es.

    3. Your computer.
    I have to agree, one of the most important is keeping your contact info correct with each domain/registrar
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  5. #5
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    Also lock your domain names

  6. #6
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    keeping a good virus scanner on your PC is also a good tip. Also NEVER use a free email service on your names, these are supposedly easy to hack
    Domain Maven

  7. #7
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    WHOIS privacy protection doesn't hurt either.
    Rich
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  8. #8
    Originally posted by dmaven
    Also NEVER use a free email service on your names, these are supposedly easy to hack
    Do you really think the average person's ISP is more secure than Yahoo! or Google? I'd say always use a free address with lots of space unless you like lots of spam in your "real" inbox.

  9. #9
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    I would suggest to use an email forwarding service that may forward to any other pop3, free email service as desired.
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  10. #10
    Make sure to lock your domain names

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