How to Register a Domain with GoDaddy
For a few seconds, you may feel nonplussed and edgy when you come to know that your website has been hacked, but the next second the option of the website backup restore dawns upon you and with a sigh of relief, you think, ‘Oh, it is not a big deal' and may rest assured that you can restore the every last bit of data with the help of backup. Usually, all the good hosting providers keep the backup of your website on a daily basis, and you can restore your website easily and without much hassle in case of your website being hacked or damaged. However, a shiver would definitely run down your spine and rightly so, if you find that your domain ownership is canceled, and a wrongdoing of some perpetrator has killed what was your hard work of years. Yes, that's what I'm here going to talk about: Domain Hacking. Remember, once your domain is hacked or gone, everything from the articles you had taken pains to compile to Google Ranking all is lost.
Your website, your source of earning thousands of dollars is snatched from you, and you have no other choice than to start your website from scratch, which undoubtedly may take you years. A few years ago, a domain of an Indian blogger was hijacked. This domain was registered at GoDaddy. The blogger contacted GoDaddy to get back his domain, made every effort to this end, provided GoDaddy with all the necessary documents like ID proofs, but to no avail. Although this is not always the case that you can't retrieve your domain, once stolen. Whether or not you are successful in taking hold of your domain once again, for the most part, it depends upon your domain provider. If they truthfully make it a matter of their concern, they'd indeed do their best to retrieve your domain. However, sometimes lack of evidence and other matters make it almost impossible.
From the above details, one thing you can conclude for sure is that once your domain/data is hijacked, there are always some chances of its being lost forever. So the question boils down to whether a domain can be shielded from being hijacked in the first place? Can we protect our online commodities, i.e. our data, all that is there, that belong to us?
And fortunately the answer is in the affirmative. Yes by TFA: Two-Factor Authentication. In Cyber world as hackers are growing powerful, developing fresh tools everyday to harm you, to break in and steal your data, thankfully companies are also at the same rate coming up with newer ideas and technologies to protect you. TFA is a modern step in the direction of a secure cyber world. It is one of the most effective ways to make sure that your data is protected. With the help of TFA you can give your online account an extra layer of protection. Without TFA your password is the only shield for your online account, and once your password is in the hands of a hacker, nothing is further there to put an end to his progress, and he can make any change to or disrupt your website. That's why TFA has become an essential for the security of your online account.
What is Two Factor Authentication (2FA or TFA)?
In TFA besides your usual password, as an extra layer of protection, you have your cell phone number or any other device (like mobile specific second-factor-password generator app) that can generate a one-time password for you. Even if someone with malicious intentions lays his hands upon your password, he can't make any further progress in the absence of TFA that will be delivered to your cell phone. This way, TFA is the sure shot way to protect your online account.
The popularity of Namecheap has increased rapidly over the last years. Not long ago several cases in a row of domain-hijacking seriously undermined the credibility of GoDaddy. Customers started seeking a real and secure alternative. And no doubt Namecheap emerged as a good alternative and to speak the truth Namecheap is better than GoDaddy in many ways. Most importantly, it comes with a fast support system. On one hand, there is GoDaddy support that can take up to 24 hours (here I'm talking about email support and live chat, not phone support), while on the other hand, Namecheap offers all of its customers live chat support- whether they're domain owner or hosting owner. The thing is the GoDaddy support system is deteriorating day by day. Think yourself: who'd you go for- a registrar who doesn't provide his customers even with email support? Are you wondering? Yes, that is true. GoDaddy never bothered to offer the facility of live chat. To cap it all, it has discontinued the email support. We can't rule out the importance of phone support and it has its own benefits too, yet there is no denying that email and live chat supports are also the fundamental support methods and in some ways they are better than phone support. So an online service is bound to be berated if it does not offer such a basic feature like email support. Besides, the interface of Namecheap is simple and fast, whereas GoDaddy customer account panel is relatively slow and full of rigmaroles.
Let's now zoom in on our main point- TFA. Namecheap has recently added a two-factor authentication system. Any customer from a pure world can use his cell phone number to get TFA. What's more, more than one numbers can be added and used as a backup. Namecheap is a completely reliable and affordable domain registration and renewal service. Admittedly, GoDaddy still has the lion's share as a registrar, just because it offers cheap domains like $1 or $2 domain offers. Such attractive offers naturally reel in the bulk of domain registering folks who are thoroughly ignorant that GoDaddy is going to charge them full money next year. Lousy as GoDaddy's support is, it sells private registrations at high costs.
How to enable 2FA in Namecheap
GoDaddy has also incorporated two factor authentication and now all its customers can keep their accounts safe with the help of TFA.
Visit – godaddy.com
Name.com is one the largest domain registrars which offers reliable domain management services. Its renewal offers are remarkably cheaper. While most of the registrars will charge you $14 for .com Domain renewal charges, Name.com does so only for $10. Although Name.com unlike Namecheap, doesn't offer live chat, Customers, however, can avail email-ticket system and phone support.
visit – name.com