Dynadot secures domains with mobile phone security.
In April I wrote a few stories about domain name security tools offered by various registrars. One tool I missed was Dynadot’s SMS security tool.
It works like this:
Account holder receives a 6-digit code (sent via SMS) on his cellphone and then enters the code in his Dynadot account before he can do the following:
– Get a domain’s auth code
– Unlock his domains
– Change his account information
All 6-digit codes expire 1 hour after they have been sent. The account holder gets 3 tries to enter in the correct code. If he enters in the wrong code too many times, the system will automatically lock down the account.
Dynadot tells me they created this system in house.
As security concerns grow, more and more domain name registrars are offering security tools like this. And many of them are offering the tools for free. If your registrar isn’t offering similar free tools, you should start pushing them to do so.