The Danger Of Expired Domains

When thinking about domain name security I have always tended to think about ensuring that a domain name is not stolen. On reflection this really is not our only concern. Yahoo have recently announced that they are opening up email accounts that are no longer used (wired article). As you can imagine this has caused a bit of furore about the potential of emails these accounts may still be receiving.

So how does this relate to domain names? Continue reading “The Danger Of Expired Domains”

Registering .Fi Domain Names

For those that are unaware .fi is the ccTLD for Finland. Unlike some ccTLD’s Ficora (they manage the fi regsitry, the site is available in Finnish, Swedish and English) have imposed many restrictions on who can and who cannot register .fi domain names. Continue reading “Registering .Fi Domain Names”

Securing Your Domain Name

THIS WAS WRITTEN A FEW YEARS AGO AND WILL BE REWRITTEN SHORTLY

Since the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000’s the value and profile of domain names has again been on the increase. Apart from recent financial turmoil caused by the world recession the average value of domain names has increased dramatically and shows no sign of stopping.

Due to the higher profile of domain names and the value that this brought it has unfortunately resulted in a rather unsavory side effect. The number of stolen and hijacked domain names has increased dramatically over the last few years.

Now many of you may be forgiven for wondering how a virtual item can be stolen or hijacked. Domains as we know are not tangible items and are more virtual items. Over the course of this article I hope to make you aware of ways that can be used to steal your domain name. Only by knowing how domain names can be can we actually protect against it. Continue reading “Securing Your Domain Name”