A domain name can be one of the most valuable assets of a company. Of course, even if you have used your domain name for years or simply bought it, you still need to make sure that you protect it – so that you do not lose it through spying, fraud or illegal activity.
One of the most important tasks after domain registration is to protect your domain name with the help of your service provider. But the question is how? With this article you will know 7 different ways in which you can protect your domain name. So here goes.
1. Do a proper registration with a company
Make sure you have registered your domain name with an organization. A company’s trademark must generally be registered with the same company that owns the trademark (or at least the company that is licensed to use the trademark). If you allow someone to register your company domain on your behalf, you will face problems such as-when someone leaves your company, a business dispute arises.
2. Register with a trusted entity
Many large companies work with “registrars” who are familiar with domain name management. However, if you are using a “retail registrar” (e.g. BigRock), you should choose a registrar that has a long history of doing business, that listens customers and who is based in your country. Saving a few bucks on domain name registration goes unnoticed later if you need help and can’t get it, or if the registrar isn’t for you. Trust is of utmost importance so choose a reliable provider with decent reviews.
3. Lock your domain name
Lock the domain name. It is very simple to “join” any domain name. This is a simple default setup for the domain name management registration page. This prevents a domain name from being transferred to another domain name holder or even a registrar until the associated domain name is unlocked.
4. Use a strong password
Carefully protect your history with a strong password. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when it comes to protection: bank account that is online and sensitive website passwords. Otherwise, others may have access to your domain name and you can register it and submit it without you knowing.
5. Register domain name for a longer duration
Register a domain name for the longest period possible. There are many domain names that can be registered for 10 years and doing this today will make it less likely that your domain name will lapse because you forgot to renew.
6. Choose auto-renewal for domain names
Once there, select the auto-update option from your registrar to renew your domain name registration before it expires. Just make sure you always have a current payment method (or two!), Such as a credit card; and update your payment information when your credit card expires.
7. Provide contact information smartly
Be aware of the contact information you provide during registration and keep it up to date. For example, try using different contacts for “registration”, “admin” and “tech” contacts so that the registrar can contact you in several ways. And don’t use the email address with the domain you are registering – if you have a problem with your domain name, your registrar may not contact you at the email address.
With this, we hope you have understood how you can, in several ways, protect your domai name. If you have any doubts, please leave them below in the comments section, or even if there are any suggestions or experiences you may want to share with us. Hoping you have enjoyed reading this article.