Article category: Domain security

DPML trademark protection takes bite out of homograph attacks

by Daniel - 09.10.2018

Trademark owners will be glad to know that Donuts has added a new feature to its DPML (Domains Protected Marks List) service: homograph attack protection. DPML now supports Cyrillic and Greek scripts, two scripts typically used in homograph attacks. Grrr. DPML trademark protection bites into this growing threat.

Poor password management a top data security threat in 2018

by Daniel - 25.09.2018

Experts say poor password management is a top data security threat in 2018. Bad passwords like “12345” and “password” remain go-to picks for many - and hackers everywhere thank you. Especially when you reuse them for multiple logins! Think your weak password isn't putting you at risk of a damaging data breach? Well...

Expired domain name trouble: a missed renewal date all it takes

by Daniel - 11.09.2018

Simply put: Don’t. Let. Your. Domain. Expire. An expired domain name is bad for business, bad for users, and could end up costing you. Don’t believe us? These examples illustrate some of the worst things that can happen if you just let a domain name expire or miss your domain renewal date.

Best domain name registrar: a beginners guide to the basics

by Daniel - 22.08.2018

Domain name registrars may all look the same but look closely and you'll see they can vary in different ways. Beginners unfamiliar with the ins and outs of domain name registration may not know where to start. This basic guide for newbies shows what to look for in a domain registrar so you can make the best choice.

Beware IDN homograph attacks: your brand reputation is at risk

by Daniel - 08.08.2018

Phishing scams are among the Internet's most insidious threats. One click is all it takes to get duped out of money or have passwords stolen. Now, new evidence shows phishing is on the rise with the growing availability of internationalised domain names. Take action! Prevent your brand from being used in an IDN homograph attack.

HSTS Preload List: submit your domain, improve user security

by Daniel - 24.07.2018

HTTPS ensures data is transmitted securely, but HSTS takes online security a step further. By submitting your HTTPS encrypted website to a special HSTS Preload List, you’ll prevent browsers from making insecure HTTP connections. Here's how it works.

New registrar data escrow service agent coming to EuroDNS

by Luc - 28.06.2018

What're you gonna do when Bruce Willis or Daniel Craig fail to stop a massive cyberattack against the world's domain name registrars? You're gonna call in the Schwarzenegger of the domain industry - a registrar data escrow (RDE) service agent! See how RDE works and why EuroDNS is migrating to a new agent.