Understanding the Risks When Your Domain Expires

In the ever-changing world of the internet, the importance of maintaining control over your domain cannot be overstated. Letting your domain expire may seem like a simple oversight, but the consequences can be severe, with the potential for domain hijacking looming as a significant threat.

This article explores the risks associated with expired domains and offers tips to safeguard your online presence.

When a domain expires, it enters a vulnerable state, becoming available for registration by anyone, irrespective of their intentions. Malicious individuals or companies may seize the opportunity to register the expired domain, assuming control and utilizing it for various malicious purposes. This could involve redirecting traffic to their own websites, engaging in spam activities, or launching phishing attacks.

In some instances, the new domain owner might resort to extortion tactics, demanding a ransom from the previous owner for the release of the domain. This can result in a frustrating and costly experience for the original domain owner, who may find themselves entangled in a tricky situation trying to regain control of their online identity.

To mitigate the risks of domain hijacking, proactive measures must be taken. The following steps can help safeguard your domain and online reputation:

  • Timely Renewal
    Ensure that you renew your domain registration well in advance of its expiration date. Regularly check the expiration date and set up reminders to avoid unintentional lapses.
  • Timely Updated Contact Information
    Keep your contact information current with your domain registrar. This includes email addresses, phone numbers, and other relevant details. This ensures that you receive renewal notices and any important communication regarding your domain.
  • Timely Domain Locking
    Enable domain locking through your registrar to add an extra layer of security. Domain locking prevents unauthorized transfers, making it more challenging for malicious entities to seize control of your domain.

Implement two-factor authentication for your domain registrar account. This adds an additional layer of protection by requiring a secondary verification step beyond just a password.

Consider renewing your domain registration for multiple years. This not only provides long-term stability but also reduces the likelihood of forgetting to renew in the future.

Your domain is a crucial element of your online identity, and allowing it to expire puts you at risk of domain hijacking. Take proactive steps to protect your online presence by renewing your domain in a timely manner, keeping contact information up to date, enabling domain locking, implementing two-factor authentication, and considering multi-year renewals.

Don’t let your domain expire – renew it today and safeguard your online reputation!

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Beware and Protect Yourself from Sextortion Emails

Recently, sextortion and fraud emails are rising rapidly. These are threatening emails alleging that the recipient has been monitored conducting personal activities while watching pornographic videos.

Sextortion scams are a type of phishing attack whereby people are forced to pay a bitcoin ransom because they have been threatened with sharing embarrassing videos of themselves visiting adult websites or sharing other sensitive information to the recipients’ entire contact list.

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Notice to the PH Registrant Community

This is to inform you that our partner Zoom Hosting (zoom.ph) is under temporary suspension since July 22, 2021. We have received a number of complaints from PH domain name owners that Zoom Hosting was unresponsive and unreachable resulting in the expiration of their domains.

As the PH registry, we would like to apologize for the behavior of Zoom Hosting and are working with them to improve the quality of service they provide. Their temporary suspension will be lifted once they comply with the minimum requirements we have tasked them to do.

We value all of our PH domain owners and we hold our registrar partners to a high standard in servicing their registrants. Our support channels are open to all PH domain owners if they have issues or concerns with their registrars.

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Web Hosting Service Downtime Report

This downtime notice is only for web hosting (Kloxo and cPanel) services. The PH registry was not affected by this incident.

Our services, which includes shared hosting, encountered an unforeseen downtime last Sunday, March 14, 2021, starting at 1:28 AM. This is due to a sudden power fluctuation on our datacenter service providers’ facilities (ePLDT-Vitro). During the incident, their UPS did not supply power to our entire server infrastructure, resulting into the service interruption. We were able to restore all services at 2:25 PM, the same day.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We are continuing to work with our service provider to avoid similar incidents in the future.

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Web Hosting Service Downtime Report

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We apologize for the inconvenience this downtime has caused and the delayed posting of this notice. The details of this incident was only shared to us yesterday, Feb 8, 2021.

We are now working with our datacenter partner to avoid this communication lapse and technical issues in the future.

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dotPH’s extension on Domain Renewal payments has now ended

Last March 25, as a way of helping out our valued customers during this uncertain time, dotPH made the decision to extend payment deadlines for PH domain renewals. The said extension has now ended this May 19.

If you are still unable to make your payments for renewals, you can contact us by sending an email to [email protected], reaching us through our social media channels, or sending us a message through our website chatbox. If you are a nameholder under a dotPH registrar, you may email us at [email protected].

Once again, we’d like to thank you, our nameholders, for your continued support of dotPH!

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