There is a saying, “hindsight is 20/20″. We experience that quite a bit here at Name.com. We do a bit of armchair quarterbacking from time to time as well. Analogies aside though, we do our best to reflect and learn from any situation where it makes sense to do so. Such is the case with the recent DDOS attack that we experienced. It can be a double-edged sword to be transparent about things, but transparency is something we value a lot at our little company. It’s an important trait that we’ve learned to value as individuals as well. So when an entity attacked us with a massive DDOS attack, attempted to extort us, and continued to attack us due to not giving into the extortion, we decided to open up and let our customers know exactly what transpired...Read More
Last week a string of domain hijackings caught the attention of many. Perhaps because the victims of the hijackings are all well established, technologically savvy individuals. The three notable cases where css-tricks.com, davidwalsh.name, and designshack.net each of them have written their own blog posts detailing their experience of finding out their domain was stolen and the ugly road to recovery. We won’t speculate too much on what happened but we do want to give everyone a heads up on security features that you can put in place to insure that this won’t happen to you!
If you are not currently a Name.com customer, you should be We are running a $7.39 COM/NET transfer special from now through the end of December. You can click here to start your transfer and then follow the instruction...Read More
When someone with a camera asks if you’d “like to play the role of the server in a simulated DDOS attack?” say “no.”
Anyone that has had one of their accounts (bank, online, or otherwise) compromised knows it can be a total nightmare to try and resolve. It’s not just an annoyance, it can leave you feeling violated and vulnerable. This can especially be the case if somehow this happens to your domain account(s). Now whether you’re a domainer or a small business, your domains can be your livelihood, and it’s important to secure your domains as best you can to ensure no one else can get their grubby little hands on them. Enter Name.com and a nifty little service we have deemed NameSafe.
The NameSafe VIP service is part of the VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) credential system and it adds two-factor authentication to your account...Read More
There are a lot of doomsday predictions out there about IPv4 address running out soon (there is even a countdown page/iphone app etc.). Whether they are true or not (there are ways to delay the inevitable using NAT etc.) we at Name.com know IPv6 is the future. We always strive to be on the cutting edge of the domain registration world so we are announcing full IPv6 support across both our domain registration platform and our DNS platform. What does that mean? It means if you want to support IPv6 on your network, and you are a customer of ours, we have you all covered. You can submit IPv6 glue records to the registries, and if you host your domain on our DNS platform, we can support networks that use IPv6 for querying DNS...Read More
Domain Name Hijacking has been an issue for almost as long as domain names have been around. In 1995 sex.com was stolen from it’s registrant in a very high profile case. It was still happening in 2001. In 2003. 2008 was a rough year from Godaddy – they were hit hard twice, in February and again in November and December.
The December incident, arguably one of the most troubling domain thefts in history made us realize how lacking domain registrars have been in dealing with account security.
But a domain name doesn’t have to be stolen to be problematic. USA Today addressed cyber criminal attacks being on the rise today and highlights the recent CheckFree.com fiasco:
In another recent attack, someone acquired the user name and password for a system administrator at CheckFree...