[news release] The importance of domain names keeps rising. Is your website highly trafficked, does it represent a large brand or does it have a web shop? If so, you should consider the level of protection your .be domain name needs. DNS Belgium offers the necessary tools to secure your .be domain as well as possible.
Protection against unintended transfers
In exceptional cases, somebody else might gain control over your e-mail address and transfer your .be domain name to his own name, without your knowledge. On your request, your registrar can at any time enable a Transfer Lock for your .be domain name.
With this lock active, anyone who tries to execute a transfer of your domain name to a new registrant or registrar will get an error. If you do want to transfer your domain name, simply ask your registrar to de-activate the lock. If you want to check whether your domain name is protected against unwanted transfers, look it up in WHOIS (bottom of the page: Transfer status).
Security at the level of the registry
What would happen when a hacker poses as yourself and tries to gain access to your account at your registrar? With the necessary effort, this might work. He can then change a few critical domain name details, such as name servers, causing your website to go offline. In a worst case scenario, you might even lose your domain name to your competitors. When this happens to a popular website, its business and reputation suffer immeasurable damage. That’s why brand names, financial services, media companies and popular websites would benefit from better protection. Domain Guard, the newest service from DNS Belgium, can help you with this.
Domain Guard makes sure that even your registrar cannot just change the details linked to your .be domain name. Your domain name can therefore not be transferred or deleted without your approval. Whenever DNS Belgium receives a request to change anything related to your domain name, it will contact an authorised person for your domain name. If you wish to protect your domain name using Domain Guard, please contact your registrar and ask him if he offers this service. More information can be found on our website.
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