How to protect your Name.com account in the COVID-19 era
Our customer support agents and fraud team have recently reported an increase in phishing, hacking, and social engineering attempts over the last few months. Bad actors are taking advantage of the turmoil surrounding COVID-19 in an attempt to gain access to confidential information.
We’re doing everything we can to increase security in response to this troubling new trend, but there are several things that you can do as a Name.com customer to protect your domains and products from harm’s way. Take these precautions to protect yourself and your account.
Do you need a dedicated IP address?
A dedicated IP address may be necessary for certain users on shared hosting plans. It’s an add-on hosting product that is beneficial for businesses or individuals experiencing high levels of website traffic or who need regular access to their website FTP. Use this guide to determine if a dedicated IP address suits your needs.
The top 5 global tech issues so far in 2019
By Sam Bocetta
Sometimes I miss the days when writing about tech issues involved writing about … well … tech. Ten years ago, a list of the top 5 tech issues would have focused on encryption, the advances being made in website builders, and predictions about the failure of the smartphone.
Today, tech is a part of every aspect of our lives, and so ‘tech issues’ are actually social, political, and cultural issues. In 2019, this has been more apparent than ever.
Let’s get rid of all the passwords
By Gary Stevens
Can you imagine an online world without passwords? Probably not, but the fact is that passwords have always come with risk. No one understands that better than Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The 21st century was barely underway when Gates predicted that technology would one day replace passwords with options that are more secure.
What you may not know is that some of those alternatives are already up and running. Thanks to advances in Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Biometrics, we’re poised to get rid of passwords altogether. Here’s what you should know about these newer approaches to information security and what they could mean for you.
The best domain tools in the industry? Yeah, we think so too.
2013 was a good year. Twitter held their IPO, Apple debuted the new iPhone 5S,
the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl (The Editor disagrees that this is a good thing), Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born, and Name.com launched the brand new Domain Management tools. Six years ago these domain tools were cutting edge—and for the most part, they have stood the test of time.
But we knew we could do better.
The state of cyber security in 2019: A half-year retrospective
By Sam Bocetta
For most of North America, approaching the middle of the year means going on summer vacation, preparing for the Atlantic hurricane season and enjoying warmer weather.
For many information security specialists, the half-year mark involves looking at how cyber threats have unfolded since January and detecting patterns that may suggest the direction that cybercrime groups are headed in the near future.
Introducing our newest product: SiteLock website security
We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest product, aimed at helping our customers secure their sites from malware and increase website trust. SiteLock is now available to anyone interested in automating the process of keeping their website free from malware.
Best cybersecurity practices for website owners in 2019
By Sam Bocetta
That’s the number of new malware samples that are produced each and every day. In 2017, 43 percent of companies reported cyber attacks or security breaches, totaling more than 160,000 separate incidents. Since such crimes often go unreported, security experts estimate that the real number is more than double that amount and continues to climb.
Going global: A quick guide to international digital marketing
By Gary Viray
Globalization was once a dream for many of us who cannot afford to set up our own business in different parts of the world. That notion has changed as we are ushered into the digital era, where everything and anything can be accessed through the internet.
Having a solid digital marketing strategy is just the first step in conquering the global stage. Businesses looking to promote their brand on an international level can be risky, but it can yield a larger stream of revenue if done correctly.
However, joining the global mix isn’t as simple as declaring that you can offer services worldwide—changes must be made to your website and digital marketing strategy for this to work. Before you work on globalizing your brand, do your research and see if it will work out for you.
Ready? Let’s start!
The hijacking of David Walsh
He hit us up on Twitter. Could we help him get his domain back?
davidwalsh.name hadn’t been stolen from us, but whoever hijacked it had transferred it to Name.com before moving it to another registrar.
Inspired, we Tweeted back that we were going to try and get it. Even though it seemed pretty close to impossible.