Here is a list of some of the registrars and the extra level of protection they offer:
Fabulous.com offers two options customers can choose to enable to protect sensitive areas within their account, the Fabulous Security Key or Challenge/Response Security Questions. Both provide an additional layer of security across certain sections of the account including:
• Name Servers
If an account password happened to be compromised, having access to these specific functions would put your domains at risk of hijacking. By taking advantage of either the Fabulous Security Key or Challenge/Response Security Questions, modification of these areas can only take place once authentication with these devices is successful.
For over 8 years, Fabulous.com has allowed domain owners to apply an Executive Lock, which provides even greater protection on a domain level.
The Executive lock effectively freezes a domain’s registry settings, and can only be removed by Fabulous.com management after a special condition(s) specified by the client has been fulfilled. A domain name under Executive lock cannot be transferred, pushed, or have the Name Servers modified.
A domain name under Executive lock cannot:
Be transferred out to another Registrar
Be pushed to another Fabulous account
Have changes to its Nameserver settings
Have the Registrar-Lock status removed
Fabulous Security Key
The Fabulous Security Key is an innovative USB device that provides additional levels of security to sensitive areas of your account.
With one touch, it sends a unique one time pass code, ensuring that these actions are only performed by the authorized holder of the Fabulous Security Key. The Fabulous Security Key is an additional authentication mechanism that is used in conjunction with your account password.
There are no costs associated with both E-lock and the Challenge/Response security.
However the Security Key is US$49.95.
Here is the info on Maxlock and we also have Portfolio Maxlock.
Maxlock protects from email spoofing and high jacking as well as multiple access account tampering.
MaxLock ensures that the most stringent security standards are applied prior to unlocking your domain asset. Domain asset security is vital in protecting your online revenue and brand reputation. Imagine the damage that you and your company would suffer if control of your domain was lost!
With Domain MaxLock™, you can protect your domain assets from:
Hijacked or stolen e-mail accounts
Risks associated with shared accounts
Identity theft of all types
How it works:
Provide a government I.D. number for verification of your identity.
Set-up custom security questions and answers, further safeguarding your domain assets.
Provide special verification instructions and artifacts to ensure that your unique business or ownership interests are protected.
When you request that your domains be unlocked, our security team works directly with you to verify all of the above off-line – further eliminating risks of doing business in an on-line world!
Maxlock is $19.99/per name
Portfolio Maxlock is $124.99 per account.
The “Domain Transfer Validation Service.” (DVTS) is a free service but available only to those are Executive Account customers.
It prevents a domain name from being transferred out of the account, unless a unique identifying pass code is verbally provided.
These customers receive the attention of a personal account manager, with complete oversight of all domain registrations, transfers and renewals.
The second service is Go Daddy’s Deadbolt Transfer Protection, available to all Go Daddy customers.
With this security product, in order to cancel domain name service, users must show documented proof of identification, making the lock even more robust than a standard registrar lock.
Offers the VeriSign Identity Protection product in the form of NameSafe VIP.
To start your NameSafe VIP service you will first need to order a Verisign VIP credential.
Currently we offer two forms of credentials, one in a Key FOB design and the other in a credit card form factor.
Each credential attached to your account is charged annually for the service.
We currently allow only one credential per account.
If you already have a Verisign VIP credential, choose “Already Have One” and you will only be charged for the service.”
Unlike the registrars above, VeriSign also offers a product which locks the domain at the registry level.
The VeriSign Registry Lock Service allows registrars to offer server-level protection for their registrants’ domain names.
VeriSign Registry Lock enables registrars via a secure authentication process, to set Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) server (registry) status codes on selected domain names to prevent malicious or inadvertent modifications, deletions, and transfers it also combats domain hijacking and help protects against accidental or unauthorized modifications or deletions for your customer’s domain names.
That’s the starting point for domain security, ultimately you would want a system that you could set up that contains offline verification and that you get these products set up in your account before someone else does.
To inquire about availability and pricing for the VeriSign Registry Lock Service please contact your registrar.
Have Your Own Registrar.
Another choice would be to start your own registrar where you control any changes and outflows from the registry. The option is only viable for domainers with a larger portfolio, however using one of the service providers like LogicBoxes.com, will take most of the work off of you.
So those are some of the products out there to protect your domains.
Make the calls get the info and find out which one works best for you.