Name.com using a Failed Login Warning as extra security

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

Dear Customer,

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 support@name.com.

Sincerely,

Support
name.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.

Name.com was recently bought by Demand Media.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

3 comments

  1. This feature is around for a long time,nothing new here.

  2. Name.com is the best registrar in the world.
    They are going to kick the s*** out of godaddy and others. It is only matter of time
    I give you one example. Two weeks ago I registered a few .PW domains Perhaps they are worthless but i did anyway. To my surprise a few days later the registration price dropped 50% so i wrote to them and I received a refund, no question asked
    This is how you build loyal customers

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