I must say that I don’t use Name.com as my primary registrar but I like it more every day since I have been using it for the past 6 months.
Yesterday I tried to login to my account at Name.com. As I am using many different passwords for tens of different websites I visit every day, sometimes I enter the wrong password. And that was one of those times. On my second attempt I got it right.
I then checked my emails only to find a “Failed Login Warning” email from Name.com:
Name.com – Failed Login Warning
On March 21, 2013, 3:20 pm there was a failed login attempt from **3.***.**0.1** into the account ********. This is just a notice and there is probably no cause for alarm. We will automatically block all IP addresses that have more than 10 failed log in attempts. If you are concerned, you may want to change the password to your account and/or contact email@example.com.
That was a pleasant surprise for me as this feature is not used by many websites around the web. I have used it in the past on a few of my websites and it is very easy to implement yet very few services actually uses it. It is a very simple security measure to have (and does not guaranty that you will see that email in time), and I can’t remember any other major registrar using it, but it is nice to know you are being targeted and then take some additional precautions. If I am wrong please let me know as I am not using all registrars.