Watch Out For People Who Are Trying To Hijack Your Domain Name

Unless you live in a cave then you probably already know that the web is real popular right now. While the popularity started to boom over ten years ago, it is even more popular now than ever because of the fact that you can use the web on so many more devices these days than you could in the past. You are able to use the web on your phone and you are able to use the web on one of the many tablet devices that are available for purchase these days. The web is a big thing now and that is not going to go away for a long time in the future.

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If you have even the smallest amount of business sense then you know that anything that is popular is going to be able to bring in at least a little bit of money. Not everything that is popular will bring in a profit but it will at least be able to bring in a little bit of money. And the web is no exception. There is a lot of money to be made when it comes to web and all of the websites that is on it. For the last ten years the web has been a mini goldmine and there have been a lot of people who have taken advantage of it. While the web has had its share of ebb and flows when it comes to making money on it just be aware that no matter what the economy is like, you are always able to make money by using the web.

And because of the fact that the web is so popular, you always have to worry about someone trying to take the fast way when it comes to making money on the web. There is a lot of ways that people try to take the fast way when it comes to making money on the web. They will try infecting computers so that they show advertising all of the time. Or they will sell stolen goods on illegal websites around the world. Or they will try to take over your computer and make you click on invisible ads that you can’t see. But there is one type of attack that you do not hear much about but it happens more often than you think. And that is when people try to take over someone else’s domain name.

If you do not know, a domain name is the words or letters that let you know what website you are on. For example the domain for a company like Google is Google.com. All of the websites on the internet have some type of domain name. It is what makes the web easy to navigate. Depending on the type of website that you have a domain name can be very valuable. Sometimes it does not even depend on the website that you have. Sometimes the domain name alone is worth a lot of money. And when something is worth a lot of money people will try to get their hands on it.

And that is what happens on the web all of the time. There are dozens of attacks a day when it comes to a person’s domain name. The attacker will either try to get inside of the domain owners admin panel and change things from there or they will try to trick the person directly into giving up the domain. It seems like it would be impossible but it happens a lot. The attacker send out fake legal notices or any number of tricks.

So remember this when it comes to your domain name, when you have a website the domain name is your brand so you have to be sure to protect it.

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About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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