As one of the security measures offered by Name.com, customers can change the account settings so that it can only be accessed via certain approved IP addresses. However, this can cause problems if you are not sure if you have a dynamic or static IP address. Here’s how you can tell the difference between the two and why it matters.
Static vs. dynamic IPs
Most people have a dynamic IP, or an IP address that’s assigned by your internet provider and changes periodically. Static IPs, however, involve IP addresses that do not change. These are typically only set up for external devices and websites that need to remember your IP address. If you didn’t explicitly set up a static IP address with your internet provider, it’s safe to say that you’re probably using a dynamic IP.
If you do happen to have a static IP address, you’re free to restrict your Name.com account access to certain IPs by following these steps:
- Start by logging into your Name.com account and clicking the My Account tab. Choose Account Settings from the My Dashboard heading.
- Find the Security section in the left-hand bar and click Security Settings.
- Scroll down the page to the Account Level IP Address Restrictions section, where you can read through the overview of what enabling this security measure means for you and your account. Your current IP address will be listed on that page, so make sure it matches the static IP address you currently have. If you’d like to restrict access to only static IPs, enter them in the field below and press Add IP.
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