13.1. Securing Your Domain Name

When ICANN opened the registration process so multiple registrars were allowed to register domains, two things happened: Prices for domain names dropped and the number of new domains registered took off.

Millions of new domains are registered every month. As of this writing, there are 150 ICANN-accredited registrars, and countless resellers. All of these options mean that you have to be as concerned with the security of your registrar as you do with the security of your web host.

When ICANN created the rules for becoming a registrar, security was not included as a consideration, so there is no minimal level of information protection that a registrar has to provide. In fact it was not until March 2002 that a security ...

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