Network Solutions, the domain name registrar of choice for all domain thieves, is introducing new security features.
Here is what their announcement said today:
“With so many people working remotely, it’s more important than ever that the tools we use to access our accounts are safe and secure. That’s why we are providing you with new features that deliver stronger security for your Network Solutions account. These features include:”
- Security PIN
Your Security PIN is a way for Customer Support to verify who you are and what account you have access to. They will ask you for your Security PIN every time you call or chat with them.
- Trusted Phone
Your Trusted Phone will be used as a backup method for Customer Support to verify who you are if you should forget your Security PIN. A Trusted Phone is also needed to activate 2-Step Verification when you want to add another layer of security to your account.
- 2-Step Verification
This additional layer of security is to protect your account from unauthorized access. Once you activate 2-Step Verification, you will be sent a verification code to your Trusted Phone every time you log into your account. Even if someone else gets your password, it won’t be enough to sign-in to your account.
“What do you need to do?
The next time you log into your Account Manager, you will be asked to set-up these new features. We recommend you complete the setup right away.”
Hello 2021. Where have they been ?
What exactly are they smoking?
Do they not understand they are already the ABSOLUTE MOST INCONVENIENT registrar to use, a total UI AND PROCESS NIGHTMARE?
HAS NOBODY IN THE INDUSTRY EVER EVEN TOLD THEM SINCE THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVEN’T FIGURED IT OUT THEMSELVES YET AFTER ALL THESE YEARS? And that’s aside from the pricing of course.
Every time I have to deal with a domain there I am literally filled with dread. Do they not understand how awful their system is? How is it even possible they do not? Or is it simply what they want? Would they not be bankrupt already if they weren’t owned by a larger entity?
This is what they want because they don’t know any other way.
They just sent a mail to customers (victims).
The changes are probably spurred by the recent hijacking of perl.com.
“victims” – priceless. ♥