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Nerds Hosting Features Explained: Domain Protection
by Niles Nerd

This article is part of a series on the different features offered as part of our Nerds Hosting packages.  The feature covered in this article is available in both our Basic and Business hosting packages.  The information covered in this blog is considered accurate at the time of publication.  You can contact our team for more information by visiting https://nerdsonsite.ca/contact-us/.
Domain TheftOnce you register a domain it becomes a target for domain hijackers.  Domain hijacking is the act of changing the registration or DNS of a domain with out the owner’s permission, and is commonly done using social engineering attacks.  Having your domain stolen can be financially devastating to your business, as well as a serious blow to your reputation.  Once hijacked, a domain is commonly using for phishing attacks and other illegal activities.  Once stolen, it can be extremely difficult to get your name back.
There are a number of techniques that you can employ to prevent domain theft, and the first is to ‘lock’ your domain to prevent transfers. Nerds On Site automatically locks all our clients domains to prevent unauthorized transfers away from our system.  We offer this protection free of charge to all our clients, and you don’t have to request it – it’s turned on by default!  Combined with our automatic (and free) WHOIS Protection, you can rest assured that your domain is safe and secure with Nerds On Site.  Move your domains to us and gain peace of mind!

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