Protection strategy during registration.


Staff member
May 19, 2021
There are multiple ways attackers can get their hands on your account information. The problem is, new domain holders are typically unfamiliar with protection measures that can be taken right from the very start – during the registration process.

Just like in every developed industry, there are many different types of domain and hosting services and naturally – they vary in quality. Some registrars have more efficient systems of handling security issues and criminal complaints and so they provide better customer service. Others might be more vulnerable to attacks. In any case, the risk is undeniable because the domain industry remains highly lucrative: just check out the whole affair regarding the domain which has been recorded as the priciest domain ever sold. has a transparent list of policies, enabling all future users to know exactly what they are signing up for.

Ultimately, it is your personal responsibility as the registrant to wisely choose a registrar that provides the best service with maximally reducing the risk of you becoming a victim to some of the mentioned forms of cybercrime. Evaluating security measures should be one of your criteria when choosing your desired registrar.

ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee has underlined the importance of registrars expanding their FAQs and educational programs for registrants regarding levels of domain security. has a transparent list of policies, enabling all future users to know exactly what they are signing up for. Privacy should be one of the top priorities of every domain provider, and Me’s security system against domain name abuse includes protection from:

  • Phishing: the act of defrauding an online account holder via a legitimate company in an ill intention of compromising sensitive information (e.g. credit card number, passwords, bank accounts)
  • Pharming: a practice of directing visitors to a false website that mimics the real one with a goal to obtain personal information
  • Intentional distribution of malware: one’s website gets misused in order to disseminate computer viruses
  • Fast flux hosting: a vast number of different IP addresses are associated with a single domain name (i.e. the victim’s domain) and they are swapped in and out with extremely high frequency by changing DNS records. Most frequently, this practice aims to mimic phishing and malware delivery sites.
  • Illegal access to computers and networks
  • Any type of misuse of the WHOIS information
One thing’s for certain: when it comes to safeguarding your online presence, it’s debatable if you can ever be too cautious. Finding a registrar service that’s clear about the ways it aims to protect access to your domain portfolio should be your top priority. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry: investing in security is never a bad decision!
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