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I just woke up about an hour ago and check my email to see this just sitting there from for an emergency password change notification.

Quote:Dear xxx,

We are writing to inform you of a security measure we have taken to protect the integrity of the domain names and information associated with your account. recently discovered a security breach where customer account information including usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords and encrypted credit card account information may have been accessed by unauthorized individuals. It appears that the security breach was motivated by an attempt to gain information on a single, large commercial account at stores your credit card information using strong encryption and the private keys required to access that information are stored physically in a separate remote location that was not compromised. Therefore, we don't believe that your credit card information was accessed in a usable format. Additionally, your EPP codes (required for domain transfers) were unaffected as they are also stored separately. We have no evidence to suggest that your data has been used for fraudulent activities.

As a response to these developments, and as a precautionary measure, we are requiring that all customers reset their passwords before logging in. If you use your previous password in other online systems, we also strongly recommend that you change your password in each of those systems as well.

Please click the link below to reset your password:

We take this matter very seriously. We've already implemented additional security measures and will continue to work diligently to protect the safety and security of your personal information.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. If you need any additional assistance or have any questions please email [email protected] We'll continue to be as open and honest with you as possible as additional important information becomes available, so keep your eye out for a blog post or additional emails.

The Team

What do you guys think of this event? I have a ton of domains with and seeing them hacked like this makes me rethink the safety of my account.
It makes me trust me them even more. And, if their measures are in place as they state them they already ahead of many IT companies on how they store encrypted information. I mean so what if they got your name and email address I bet even I could find those out with little effort.
Well that's the same with anyone with a brain.

I was researching the breach and found out that other registrars were also hacked around the same time.
Wow I'm glad I use now... Unlike other registars.. they've informed me that all of my information is safe. Changed all my details and I'm done.

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You know what's weird? Me.
I'm also using and I don't feel like changing to other domain regsitrator.
Like a good registrar...
#7 was one of the few registrars recently targeted by a single hacking group over a specific client. Glad to see they have informed their clients and are working or have already resolved the issues.
Alex A. - [email protected]
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I have domains up for renewal today and am thinking about moving to What are their best features over others? What's the support like?

Sorry for dragging the thread a little offtopic...
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What do you want for features? I mean it's a registrar the only difference I really see between any of them features wise is they'll throw in a hide your identity thing (when people do a whois on the domain) or a SSL.
(05-12-2013, 09:30 PM)Alex Smith Wrote:  What do you want for features? I mean it's a registrar the only difference I really see between any of them features wise is they'll throw in a hide your identity thing (when people do a whois on the domain) or a SSL.

True. I don't know what I meant by that now, I guess "attributes" or "qualities" would be a better phrasing.

* Josh H. wishes for a time machine to go back before he wrote that post
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