31 Dec '14, 3pm

2014 in Review: Domain Theft and Phishing

A lot of people went phishing for domain names in 2014. This is the third in a five part series covering the top stories in the domain name industry in 2015. You can also listen to the companion podcast covering these five themes of 2014. It’s a lot easier to steal a million dollar domain name from most domain name registrars than it is to steal a million bucks from the bank. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that domain theft continued to be a problem in 2014. Some domain name registrars are improving their security, but new rules make it even easier to get phished. Phished login credentials are a key way domain names are stolen. Consider the new Registrar Accreditation Agreement requirement this year that mandates some level of whois verification. It’s required on all newly registered domain names and when you make certain changes to whois information. Registrars want t...

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