Read MoreThere are several steps that individuals and businesses can take to protect themselves against domain name scams typically originating from China and other countries.
1. One of the most effective measures is to regularly check the status of your domain name and renew it before it expires.
2. It is also a good idea to register multiple variations of your domain name, such as with different extensions or misspellings, to prevent others from using them for nefarious purposes.
3. Another important step is to use secure and unique passwords for all of your online accounts, including your domain name registrar account.
4. Note exactly when your company’s domain names will expire and which company is your registrar. If you have multiple domain names with different registrars, transfer all of them to a single registrar for easier monitoring and bill payment.
5. Use your registrar’s domain locking feature: Most registrars offer a free domain lock option that prohibits your domain name from being registered elsewhere without your company’s express consent.
6. Never divulge private or sensitive information to organisations or people you don’t know or who seem suspect.
7. The executive team of your business should regularly remind staff members to be on the lookout for new frauds and to make sure that everyone has received training on good internet and email etiquette. Never click on links or open attachments from any unknown or dubious sources, for instance, is an appropriate practise that should be observed at all times...