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Old 07-04-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default How can someone "steal" my domain name?

I own a number of domain names and I always see advertisements for extra services to "protect" my domain name from theft.

I own my domain name, so how on earth can someone "steal" it from me?
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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If it ain't locked?
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:23 PM   #3
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did you buy the club for your domain?
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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If you don't pay to renew it, it's up for grabs.
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:27 PM   #5
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Default How can someone "steal" my domain name?

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did you buy the club for your domain?
he should disable the ignition, too.
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:29 PM   #6
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If you don't pay to renew it, it's up for grabs.
Sure, but as long as I renew it all the time, I'm safe, right?

So why would I pay for some kind of "extra protection"?
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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Default How can someone "steal" my domain name?

Well, what's your domain name?
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:40 PM   #8
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i think i read about a case where a domain name was hijacked using spoof
(fraudulent) emails or some other social engineering technique.

the main thing is to be dealing with a registrar who has good customer
service & will answer your questions.
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:42 PM   #9
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Default How can someone "steal" my domain name?

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If you don't pay to renew it, it's up for grabs.
Sure, but as long as I renew it all the time, I'm safe, right?

So why would I pay for some kind of "extra protection"?
Same reason people pay for Life Lock. They don't know any better.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:04 PM   #10
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Default How can someone "steal" my domain name?

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If you don't pay to renew it, it's up for grabs.
Sure, but as long as I renew it all the time, I'm safe, right?

So why would I pay for some kind of "extra protection"?
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:21 PM   #11
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Default How can someone "steal" my domain name?

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I own a number of domain names and I always see advertisements for extra services to "protect" my domain name from theft.

I own my domain name, so how on earth can someone "steal" it from me?
Most decent registrar's will lock your domain for free so nobody can change your DNS or transfer it to another registrar without your knowledge.

Changing the DNS usually requires you to unlock it first (and then lock it again after). Transferring the domain is even more complicated and requires you to give a special code to your new registrar.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:42 PM   #12
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Typically there is some kind of grace period and you'll get plenty of emails from your registrar to renew.

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