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Host and Domain related NOOB question. Am I missing something? Help much appreciated.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ppaizon217, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. ppaizon217

    ppaizon217 Regular Member

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    ITS IMPOSSIBLE to post a damn thread here. I spent over 1 hour editing my question but I still can't post it because something in it triggers the anti spam system!!! SO I have to post it on a pastebin. Would be much appreciated if you can read and answer it here..

    pastebin / uhuWyXxS
     
  2. IMpossible

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    Let me answer your questions:

    First question:

    No one can steal your domain name that easily. In order for someone else to use your domain name they need to gain access to your Namecheap account and point it to their DNS servers. Any server can only point "yourdomain.com" to a shared account only once. So when you ordered your godaddy shared account and clicked "I own a domain already - xyz.com" it's impossible for others to take the domain by simply using the same DNS servers.

    Second question:

    https is the encrypted version of http. When you clicked "https" during the softaculous wordpress installation process, you need to also access your site via https://yourdomain.com and you need an SSL cerificate for it to work.

    Let me know if you need any further help.
     
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    It's in the Pastebin link, but looks like it's been answered above.
    You can also lock your domains with most registrars, so that means they can't just be switched ownership without being comfirmed for security.
    Namesilo also offer as an example;

    [h=3]Domain Defender is a free service that offers increased levels of security for your account and protection of your domains.[/h]Unfortunately, there are far too many stories of people and businesses losing their domain name assets due to malicious attacks. Activating Domain Defender for your account will go a long way in thwarting these potential threats.We already surpass the security offered by many other registrars by maintaining a lock at the registry level for all domains, but utilizing Domain Defender provides additional peace of mind that your domains are safe. We provide these extra safety measures in a two-fold approach.
    • Account Protection - The most common security breaches related to domain names occur due to unauthorized access of the domain owner's registrar account. While strong usernames and passwords are a good first step, there are unfortunately many ways your information could get compromised. In order to combat this potential, we allow you to select up to 5 security questions that must be answered in order to complete any changes to your domain names. Therefore, if anybody gains access to your account without your consent, they would still be unable to make any changes without also knowing answers to all of the security questions you selected.
      What if I forget my Domain Defender answers?
    • Proactive Notification - Domain Defender can proactively notify you of any requested change to your domains. Notifications are sent via email and/or text message whenever selected change requests are submitted. You can even control whether or not to receive notifications for nearly 15 types of domain changes including name server changes, locking/unlocking domains, updating contacts and requesting transfer authorization codes.
     
  5. ppaizon217

    ppaizon217 Regular Member

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    Thank you very much for your time. Second question, I understood in full, thanks.

    About the first question, I don't know if it makes any difference but you misunderstood, I have a namecheap shared host, and a domain I bought from godaddy. Again I don't know if it makes any difference, but:

    I bought the domain,
    I pointed the DNS server to namecheap DNS servers (They're the same for everyone! Atleast with shared hosting..)
    -- In this time lapse anyone could register my domain on their host! --
    I register my domain on my host trough cpanel adding it..

    --Yet if it that happens I could alwys login to my godaddy account and change the DNS right? -- But the above could happen right?
     
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    No one else can "register" your domain name once you registered it (buying it = registering it under your name for the period purchased until it expires).

    The reason why you are changing your registrars DNS (godaddy, the place where you bought the domain) to the DNS of your shared hosting company (namecheap, as you stated), is to make sure the yourdomain.com points to the IP's of your server (in most case 2 nameservers, ns1.yourhost.com, ns2.yourhost.com) and thus the server (where your shared account is hosted at) will know what page to serve to the user.
     
  7. ppaizon217

    ppaizon217 Regular Member

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    I were not meaning "register" as per registering a domain name but "settling" it with your host.
    I still don't understand, anyway. Because when you point your domain to ns1.yourhost and ns2.yourhost anyone from that host.. could just go to cpanel > add domain > add your domain, if he just knew the domain is pointing to X nameserver.. and is yet to be hosted.. do you understand me? have you ever done that?

    Thank you for time and excuse my noobiness