07 Jul '11, 3pm

Domain Registrar Offers Social Login to Registrar Account

Australian domain register lets you login with your Facebook account. Domain name registrar Whois.com.au has enabled social login functions to access your registrar account. In other words, instead of logging in with your registrar credentials you can login with Facebook, Twitter, etc. I’m not aware of any other registrars that offer this, but I’m sure there are some off my radar. My first reaction was that this scares me. If your Facebook account is compromised then you’ve given the keys to your registrar account. So I checked in with the registrar to understand why it added social logins and what it plans to do from a security standpoint. The company noticed that it was losing a lot of potential customers in its account registration process. It improved this by splitting the registration process into a couple screens. This helped get customers on the system, but then the...

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