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4 Ways Domain Owners Can Keep Their Data Safe

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September 24, 2019

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Buying, developing, and selling web domains can certainly be a very fulfilling and interesting experience, but like every other kind of investment, it comes with certain risks. Keeping your sensitive domain data out of the hands of hackers should be a top priority in today’s world of prevalent cybercrime, data breaches, domain theft, and other digital mishaps that can have a considerably detrimental impact on your domain portfolio. With that said, here are four ways you can keep your domain-related data safe:

1. Have a Go-To Computer Forensics Provider

Before you fall under the impression that you’ll be able to completely safeguard your domain portfolio, it’s important to accept the fact that you could still wind up having your data lost, damaged, stolen, or even hidden within your own operating system through ransomware. Thus, it’s important to have a means of recovering crucial data in the event of a worst-case scenarios. Computer forensics companies can not only help you get your data back, but they can also help you uncover evidence of employee wrongdoing. In fact, any kind of nefarious activity that is conducted in the digital realm can be revealed – they can even catch people who are cheating on Snapchat.

2. Keep Admin Credentials Private

Of course, sharing your domain login credentials with anyone is an absolute no-no, even if you know for a fact that you can trust them. It’s not about trusting the person who you give your data to, it’s about trusting whether they’ll be able to keep it from falling into the hands of others. Therefore, a no-share policy is always safest.

3. Choose Strong Passwords

While opting for an easy-to-remember password might seem like the best way to keep yourself from being locked out of your domains and having to reset your credentials, choosing a stronger password is definitely worth the hassle.

4. Use an Encrypted and Locked Folder for Password Storage

Instead of taking the popular approach and using a password manager, it’s best to steer clear of any software browser extensions that offers to store your passwords. There have been cases of password managers being compromised, which is obviously the most frightening scenario possible because that would mean that the hacker would have access to all of your passwords in one place. A better method of remembering and retrieving complex passwords would be to store them in an encrypted and password-protected folder.

Keep an Eye on Your Domains to Stay Safe

Ultimately, while taking all of the steps above will certainly minimize your risk of ever having one of your domains stolen or negatively affected by cybercrime, there’s always the unlikely possibility that something could still go wrong. Make it a habit to check up on the status and appearance of your domains routinely so that you’ll be in a position to respond quickly in the event of a mishap. If you own many domains, this may be a task that you’ll need to outsource to an assistant for the sake of not occupying your time with menial tasks.

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