7 Ways to Keep Your Domain Names Safe

7 Ways to Keep Your Domain Names Safe

One of your company’s most important and valuable assets is its domain name. If you lose control of it, whether through failed registration, fraud, or hacking, you risk losing all of your website traffic, which could have taken years to build up. At the same time, anyone visiting your domain in the hopes of finding your company will be sent to a different website. In the worst-case situation, this may be a malicious site, perhaps one that looks exactly like yours but takes your customers’ information. It is critical to keep your domain names secure in order to avoid this. Here are some pointers to get you started.

1. Set up auto-renewal for your domains.

Failure to renew registration is one of the simplest ways to lose control of a domain. If this occurs, it will become open for registration by anyone. If someone else registers it, you may not be able to get it back because they will be able to renew it for as long as they like. They will also gain from the domain name’s reputation, the amount of traffic your website receives, and how highly it ranks in search engines.

The simplest way to keep your registration from expiring is to enable autorenewals in your client area, which eliminates the need to manually handle the procedure. This way, when it’s time to renew, it’ll happen automatically. You’ll also receive an email reminder when your subscription is up for renewal, detailing the cost and renewal length (one or two years), as well as notification when your subscription has been renewed.

If your payment information is out of date, this can block autorenewal. You may not be able to pay the renewal cost if you have a new payment card or bank account and have not updated the information on your hosting account. Make sure they’re up to date, and if you have the choice, use more than one payment method to be safe.

2. Keep all of your domains and hosting in the same place.

It might be tough to keep track of where your domains are or when they need to be renewed if you have many domains with different registrars or your web hosting and domain registration with different businesses. This makes it simple to overlook a renewal or an out-of-date payment method.

To make handling your domains and payments easier, move them all to the same registrar, which should ideally be the same business that hosts your website. Everything may be managed from a single spot in this manner.

3. Make sure your contact information is up to date.

ICANN, the organization in charge of domain registration, requires that contact information be maintained up to date, and you will receive periodic reminders to do so. It’s critical that both ICANN and your domain registrar know your contact information so that you may be reached swiftly if there are any issues with renewal or suspicious activity.

4. Lock your domain

You should be able to lock your domain in your control panel or client area for enhanced security. This is advantageous since it prevents fraudsters from transferring your domain to a new registrar or nameserver. If your nameserver is changed, for example, visitors who click on a link to your domain will be directed to an entirely different website, possibly a clone of your site constructed with the intent of defrauding them, as indicated above.

5. Keep the specifics of your domain private.

By default, the WHOIS database lists and publishes the information about who has registered a website. There have been instances where fraudsters have attempted to hijack domains or cause other problems for the owners using these details. We now provide the optional Domain ID Protect service at Orange Soft BD, which hides these details on WHOIS so that no one can view them.

6. Make two-factor authentication a priority.

To steal your domain or modify your nameservers, cybercriminals will need access to the accounts you use to administer them. As a result, you must protect your client area, control panel, and website login using strong usernames and passwords, as well as two-factor authentication for added security. Usernames and passwords can be broken using powerful tools on their own; however, with two-factor authentication, the hacker would also need access to a second, temporary passcode texted to your phone.

7. Avoid falling prey to phishing schemes.

Hackers may be able to easily obtain your company’s email addresses and web hosting company’s name. They’ll use this information to send phishing emails to people in your company that look like they came from your web host, which they can do convincingly. The emails will frequently state that there is an issue with your hosting and that you must get into your account to fix it. However, the URL supplied in these emails will direct you to a bogus website where your login credentials will be taken. Rather than clicking on a link in an email, it is always advisable to log in to your account by searching for it on the internet.

Even with stolen login credentials, a hacker wouldn’t be able to access a two-factor authentication account unless they also had the code on their phone.


Because losing control of a domain may be disastrous for a company, it’s critical to safeguard it as thoroughly as possible. Hopefully, the seven suggestions presented here will help you resolve any concerns you may have about keeping your domain names safe.

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