Domain Guard Protection
against internal and external risks

Domain Guard provides effective protection for your domain names against unauthorized or faulty changes. Authorized persons designated by you must approve any domain changes before they are permitted to be implemented.

Protection against misuse

Domain Guard operates according to the approval principle in order to prevent unauthorized third parties from taking over a domain name or carrying out any malicious activities - even if they gain access to a user's account.

Protection against internal errors

Accidental or erroneous internal actions are minimized thanks to Domain Guard's supervisory function over the approval concept. As a result, any inadvertent errors are identified before it is too late.

Protection against variations

Variations of a domain name also require the approval of all authorized persons, thereby preventing unauthorized changes and variations.

Domain Guard protects against the following changes:

Domain name owner changes
Technical contact changes
Domain cancellation
Name server changes
DNSSEC changes

How
Domain Guard works

William's team uses Domain Guard to protect its domain names against changes and variations and consequently from being exploited by third parties. Domain Guard also helps the team identify and protect against any instances of erroneous internal manipulation.

1. Create request – William creates a request to change the domain owner.
2. Submit request – Domain Guard forwards William's request to the authorized persons associated with the domain.
3. Approval – These authorized persons approve or reject the request online.
NEW DOMAIN OWNER CONFIRMED
4. Implementation – Hostpoint executes the change only once all authorized persons associated with the domain have approved the request.
WILLIAMCOMPANY CO-OWNER
JAMESCOMPANY CO-OWNER
EMMASOFTWARE DEVELOPER
OLIVERDIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

How to activate Domain Guard

Hostpoint customers
New customers
Domain Guard
for Hostpoint customers
20.00
CHF/year

Activating Domain Guard when your domain is registered with Hostpoint:

  • 1. Log in to your Hostpoint Control Panel.
  • 2. Select "Domains" from the menu.
  • 3. Next to the domain, click "Activate Domain Guard".
Domain Guard
for new customers
20.00
CHF/year

How to activate Domain Guard if your domain is not yet registered with Hostpoint:

  • 1. You can buy a new domain or transfer your existing domain to Hostpoint directly via our website.
  • 2. Once you have registered your domain or transferred it to us, you can activate and manage Domain Guard from the Hostpoint Control Panel.
  • 3. Log in to your Hostpoint Control Panel.
  • 4. Select "Domains" from the menu.
  • 5. Next to the domain, click "Activate Domain Guard".

Domain Guard – FAQs

What is Domain Guard?

Hostpoint Domain Guard offers protection for your valuable domain. After activating Domain Guard, as the domain owner you can select a certain number of authorized persons. Future changes to the domain can only be executed once they have been approved by all authorized persons.

This prevents malicious external or inadvertent internal manipulation, thereby providing effective protection for your domain name.

As a current Hostpoint customer, how do I activate Domain Guard?

Log in to the Hostpoint Control Panel and select "Domains" from the menu. You can then activate Hostpoint Domain Guard for any of your domains.

Please note: Once you have activated Domain Guard and have added any authorized persons, it will no longer be possible for individual persons to make changes to the domain.

Can I also use Domain Guard if I am not a Hostpoint customer?

No. You must manage your domain name through Hostpoint in order to use Domain Guard. If you buy a new domain name from us or transfer your existing domain nameto us, you can activate Domain Guard via the Control Panel.

Where can I find more information about Domain Guard?

For more information about Domain Guard, please refer to our Domain Guard FAQ.

 

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