What is two-factor authentication?


Two-factor authentication is a service that keeps your account extra secure by requiring both a standard memorized username and password, as well as an additional time-sensitive code to enter your account. Because usernames and passwords could theoretically be guessed, adding two-factor authentication to the mix adds an unmatched level of security to your accounts. To retrieve your security code or token from your account, you use an app that will display a set of numbers for a brief period of time.

At name.com, our free two-factor authentication, NameSafe, uses Versign VIP Access to issue a temporary account security code. The security code changes every 30 seconds and can only be retrieved from one device.

Here’s a tutorial on how to get started with NameSafe. Again, it’s a totally free service, and it makes it practically impossible for someone to access your Name.com account unless they have access to your mobile device.

What is NameSafe VIP Credential?

A NameSafe VIP credential is an automatically-generated six-digit security code required to access your name.com account. That means each time you go to log in to your account, you’ll be required to get a security code from your mobile phone, in addition to entering your username and password. This is a great added level of security because only you can access your credential since it’s only available on your phone. The VIP credential is a fantastic tool because it’s easy to use, convenient, and portable.


Harvey Specter
Posted at 5:50 pm February 11, 2014
Petro Sasnyk

I was wondering if it possible to add support for Google Authentificator.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 4:35 am February 17, 2014

I would have preferred totp as support for it is widely available (many authenticator apps and devices choices), now I have to keep this VIP app just for name.com