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DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
24 Sep

DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
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It would be impossible to view a website on the internet without DNS.  Just like it would be impossible to call your friend without having their number stored in your contact list. Well, the same goes for the internet!  Wait, what?! As human beings, we find it much easier to remember names over numbers. When you want to call your friend, you’d normally think of their name, search for it in your contact list, and voilá! Unless of course you’re some sort of mathematical genius and have a photographic memory… The DNS, or Domain...

Domain Hijacking and How to Protect Yourself
30 Jul

Domain Hijacking and How to Protect Yourself
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A website’s domain name is the web address that people type into their browsers to visit the site. For example, Amazon’s domain name is www.amazon.com. A domain name is usually some form of the business name and a huge part of a business’ identity. People type it in when they access your website, and they see it at the top of their browser on every visit. That’s why your domain name is one of the most valuable assets you own—if it didn’t exist, people wouldn’t be able to access your website. Being such a...

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft
7 Jun

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft
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When someone tries to hack your domain, they'll typically use one of the two methods: They'll change your DNS configuration, moving name resolution to a server of their choosing, effectively redirecting traffic from your site to another one. They will modify your registration contact information, giving themselves full control over your domain. A hacker may go one step further and change the registration data in the WHOIS database, which can be used as proof that they, not you, are the actual owner of the domain. To further obscure the truth, the...