Domain name registrar adds new security check.
Domain name registrar Moniker has added a new security tool to track potentially unauthorized account activity. The new tool allows account holders to view the IP addresses of all logins to their accounts.
Using the login history, account holders can check for IP addresses that do not appear to be authorized. This can be used to launch an investigation, or to signal the need to change your password if there is suspicious activity.
To access the tool, customers login and then activate the “My Account” drop down menu. The last option is “Login History” (see graphic).
The Login History feature is free and standard on all accounts.
Moniker released two major security products late last year. Domain MaxLock ($34.95 per domain per year), which requires offline authentication before a domain name is transferred or pushed to another account. Portfolio MaxLock ($239 per account per year), which requires double online authentication to perform actions such as transferring domains and changing nameservers.
According to the 2009 Domain Name Wire Survey, the top consideration of domain owners when selecting a registrar is security.