Domain registration details

Every time you register a domain, you have to provide details about your company or business, such as the name, phone number, mailing address, and specific email addresses for technical and billing purposes. The domain registrar will also store the IP address of your authoritative DNS servers.

An attacker who retrieves this information can use it with malicious intent. Contact names and numbers provided during registration can be used for social engineering attacks such as duping users via telephone. Mailing addresses can help the attacker perform wardriving and find unsecured wireless access points. The New York Times was attacked in 2013 when its DNS records were altered by a malicious attacker conducting a phishing ...

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