The Growing Threat of Domain Hijacking (and How to Protect Against It)

Domain hijacking seems like a foreign concept to most but it is a very real threat. While it doesn’t gain as much attention as spam or malware, domain hijacking is equally as disruptive to businesses and organizations. In most cases, these disruptions are temporary but they can produce lingering fallout on brands.

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Invest in a custom email address to look more professional

Are you still sending emails from a generic Internet Service Provider (ISP) like Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail? It might not be apparent, but your email address says a lot about your professionalism. While different articles available online range from comedic to informative to educational, they all point to two things:

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scam websites and fraud emails

You get an email that appears to be from your bank or from your country’s tax agency indicating that there is an issue with your account. Fervently, you click on the link in the email and follow the steps to fix the issue. Some months later, you start noticing charges that you never authorized on your credit or debit card.

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Webnames.ca takes spam very seriously and we introduced a new update on March 21, 2016 to further reduce spam.

We have begun blocking outbound connections on Port 25 and 30 to prevent infected devices from being used by spammers to send unsolicited emails. Outbound Port 25 and 30 blocking is a standard anti-spam technique which will allow us to enhance the security of our customers.

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Choose the right domain name

Choosing a domain name is like choosing a name for your business. It requires a lot of time and careful planning to find the right one. Like your company name, your domain name is your identity online – it represents your brand and it’ll be how customers recognize you on the web.

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