Are Your Domain Names in Danger? 8 Ways to Keep 'Em Safe

By Paul Rubens
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Building an online presence -- whether it's a small business ecommerce site or a site designed to drive customers to your brick-and-mortar location -- takes time, money and a healthy dose of sweat equity. That kind of investment deserves protection, and a good place to start is at the very source: your website domain names.

If you lose control over your domain names, either through a criminal act or through simply forgetting to renew them before they expire, you risk losing the online business you've worked so hard to build. Don’t worry if you're not sure where to start. Our sister site, eSecurtyPlanet lays out eight tips -- from creating a reminder process to securing your account and verifying your domain registrar's contact details -- that will help you c you maintain control over the domain names and, ultimately, your business.


It's ten o'clock in the morning and the number of visitors to your ecommerce site has suddenly dropped to zero. Normally you make online sales worth hundreds of dollars an hour, but now your business has come to a standstill.

Read the complete article: 8 Tips for Protecting Your Domain Names


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This article was originally published on March 18, 2011
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