Domain Shield

Your all-in-one package for domain security, optimal performance and important data protection benefits.

All the benefits at a glance
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Your domain is unique and indispensable

Everything you do with your domain increases the profile and value of your name or brand. Our all-in-one “Domain Shield” package offers you the best possible service for security, website performance, and data protection.

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  • Free DNS hosting
  • Full control thanks to DNS zone editor
  • Protection against domain loss
  • Protection against domain misuse
  • Your personal address data remains with Hostpoint
  • Faster loading with DNS Anycast
  • System reliability thanks to numerous DNS locations worldwide
  • Additional protection against DDoS attacks
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  • Free DNS hosting
  • Full control thanks to DNS zone editor
  • Protection against domain loss
  • Protection against domain misuse
  • Your personal address data remains with Hostpoint
  • Faster loading with DNS Anycast
  • System reliability thanks to numerous DNS locations worldwide
  • Additional protection against DDoS attacks
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The all-in-one package for your domain

Security
Security
Protection against domain loss
Protection against domain loss
Protection against domain misuse
Protection against domain misuse
Additional protection against DDoS attacks
Additional protection against DDoS attacks
Performance
Performance
Faster loading (DNS Anycast)
Faster loading (DNS Anycast)
Numerous locations means system stability
Numerous locations means system stability
SEO optimization thanks to performance
SEO optimization thanks to performance
Data protection
Data protection
No sharing of personal address data
No sharing of personal address data
Your address data remains in Switzerland
Your address data remains in Switzerland
Forwarding of important inquiries
Forwarding of important inquiries

Domain Shield components:
security, performance and data protection

Domain Shield components: security, performance and data protection

Security thanks to domain loss protection

With the domain loss protection, you remain the rightful owner of your domain, even if the renewal fee for your domain isn’t paid in time. Without domain loss protection, you risk losing your domain name, which can severely damage your image. Possible risks of losing your domain:

  • Your website may no longer be accessible
  • Your e-mail address may stop working
  • Your e-mail may stop working entirely
  • Someone else could snatch your domain name
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How domain loss protection works:

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    • For example, your credit card may have expired
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    Domain security with Hostpoint

    • Your website and e-mail accounts remain available
    • Your domain is not put up for sale
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    Notification and reminders

    • We notify you of outstanding payments
    • We contact you through all possible channels (e.g. by e-mail, SMS, or telephone)

All included security functions

Protection against domain loss
With domain loss protection, your domain is renewed even if the fee isn’t paid in time.
Protection against domain misuse
The approval principle means that no one can take possession of your domain without authorization, or misuse it.
Protection against DDoS attacks
With DNS Anycast, you get a network of numerous locations around the world. This increases availability during DDoS attacks.
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Better website performance with DNS Anycast

With DNS Anycast, your website does not have to be accessed via a specific DNS server (DNS Unicast) and can instead select the nearest DNS server from an international network of server locations. This speeds up access to your website even more and offers better protection against potential DDoS attacks.

  • Faster loading (DNS Anycast)
  • Numerous locations means system stability
  • SEO optimization
Faster loading
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With DNS Anycast, your website works even faster thanks to our network of numerous name server locations around the world.
System stability
Having your DNS zones located in many locations around the world increases your domain availability.
SEO optimization
Faster-loading websites are preferred by Google and other search engines. DNS Anycast automatically optimizes your website.
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Data protection
through trustee service

With our trustee service, you are represented in the domain registry by “Swiss Domain Trustee AG.” That means third parties are unable to access your personal information. Customers of the trustee service experience no disadvantages. We always forward legitimate inquiries to you via “Swiss Domain Trustee.”

  • Your data is not passed on to domain administrators or third parties
  • Protection against data misuse
  • We forward legitimate inquiries about your domain directly to you
No sharing of personal data
With the trustee service, your personal contact data remains under lock and key with us and is never disclosed.
Address data remains in Switzerland
Your address data is not sent to registry offices, rather it remains exclusively with us in Switzerland.
Forwarding of important inquiries
We review inquiries and forward the legitimate ones to you keep you up-to-date on the important issues.

Domain Shield – the benefits at a glance

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Main features

Free DNS hosting Info
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DNS zones editor for complete control Info
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Domain forwarding Info
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DNSSEC Info
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Protection against domain loss Info
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Protection against domain misuse Info
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SEO optimization Info
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Forwarding of important inquiries Info
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DNS Anycast Info
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Additional protection against DDoS attacks Info
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Higher domain reliability Info
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Frequently asked questions

How does domain loss protection work?

Domain loss protection ensures that your domain still belongs to you even if the fee for domain renewal isn’t paid in time or if something goes wrong with the payment for your domain renewal (e.g. an expired credit card). In case of an outstanding payment, we will make sure the domain stays reserved for you and will contact you by e-mail, text message, or telephone. In the meantime, your websites and e-mail addresses will remain functional, with no service interruptions.

How does the domain data protection (trustee service) protect my data?

We protect your personal data by not passing it on to third parties. It remains with us in Switzerland under lock and key. The domain data protection (trustee service) means that you are represented in the domain registry by “Swiss Domain Trustee AG” instead of your personal contact data. Of course, you remain the legal owner of the domain with all the attendant rights and duties. We forward any correspondence sent to the e-mail address of the neutral representative.

What domain endings are eligible for the domain data protection (trustee service)?

You can find an overview of the top-level domains (TLD) for which the domain trustee service (Domain Privacy) is available in our domain price list.

Why isn’t data protection available for all domain endings?

The registry offices of top-level domains (TLD) determine whether a data protection service (domain privacy) is permitted or not. For some TLDs, the company must also have a registered office within the country in question. We only meet this requirement for certain countries.

What is DNS Anycast and how does it work?

Without DNS Anycast, the DNS entries for your domain are on the Hostpoint name servers, which are exclusively located in our Zurich data center in Switzerland. DNS Anycast publishes the DNS entries in numerous locations around the world. If a website is visited from the US, for example, the nearest name server location in the US is contacted. This means the access time to your website is shortened and your website can be delivered even faster.

Does Hostpoint have to host my website for me to use DNS Anycast?

No. Your website or other web services don’t have to be hosted with Hostpoint for you to use and automatically benefit from DNS Anycast.

Web hosting – top-quality hosting from Hostpoint

Hostpoint maintains its own high-quality and high-performance infrastructure with first-class components. All data is stored in a Swiss computing center with bank certification.

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Domain Shield

How to activate Domain Shield
Purchase or transfer domain
Transfer: Hostpoint handles everything according to the following terms, which apply only to domains hosted by Hostpoint. The domain must have an authentication code. You can request this transfer code from your current registrar. The code is NOT a password or account ID.
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How to add Domain Shield to your domain hosted by Hostpoint!

  1. Log into the control panel.
  2. Navigate to your domains.
  3. In the domain list, click on .
  4. You will then be guided through the activation process.
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