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Facebook Inc. has transferred the premium 2 letter domain name FB.com out of brand protection service MarkMonitor to self owned domain registrar, RegistrarSafe, LLC.

FB.com whois record with RegistrarSafe, LLC

Facebook acquired RegistrarSEC in April 2016 and the registrars website states:

RegistrarSEC, LLC and RegistrarSafe, LLC are ICANN-accredited registrars incorporated in Delaware and are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Facebook, Inc.

Both Domain Incite’s article and DNW’s article about RegistrarSEC’s purchase by Facebook had thoughts of it being an acquihire/IP reasons. Now that the registrar is housing FB.com, … Read the rest

Squarespace ran a 2017 Superbowl ad that rings a bell for domain owners with JohnMalkovich.com as the domain name story line but the funny thing is, JohnMalkovich.com isn’t even registered “with” Squarespace’s “official” domain registrar.

Technically speaking, Squarespace isn’t even a domain name registrar, like GoDaddy.com is for an example. Squarespace states it’s “official” registrar is Tucows:

Registering a domain through Squarespace gives your website a professional look and avoids the need to register a domain with a third-party provider.

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We have all been told never to share our account login details, including your account number, login user name, password etc. but one publicly traded company (with-holding the company name for clear reasons) posted its two domain name assets, along with ALL of the account details to access them in a recent SEC filing report.

Registrar, Account #, Login user ID and Password

Think I’m kidding? (I blocked out the vital info)

SEC Filing Account Login

Thankfully I’m a nice guy and I alerted … Read the rest

It’s time to get serious with your domain name assets and protect them the best you can at your domain name registrar! The following are suggestions on how to best secure your domain names and there really is one key factor here, email!

First, and this is why it’s first… have a different email address in the whois than you do on your registrar account. That way, they (the bad guys) don’t know what email to hack to do … Read the rest