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What is domain security?

Domain security involves the set of measures, protocols, and technologies implemented to protect a domain name and its associated digital assets from unauthorized access, misuse, and cyberthreats. It encompasses various practices aimed at ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of domain resources, including websites, email servers, and other online services.

Here's how our DRA helps you ensure the security of your domains

Submit your domain and get it scanned.

Get domain-security-related assertion checks performed.

Obtain a rating score and a grade based on the scan results.

What happens when your domain is not secure?

When domain security is lacking, it opens the door to several potential risks:

Data breaches

Inadequate security measures make sensitive data stored on the domain susceptible to unauthorized access, compromising confidential information such as customer data, financial records, or intellectual property.

Malware infections

Unprotected domains become targets for malware attacks, with malicious actors injecting malware into the domain, infecting visitors' devices, and potentially spreading the malware to other systems.

Phishing attacks

Cybercriminals exploit unsecured domains to launch phishing attacks, creating fraudulent websites that mimic legitimate ones to trick users into revealing sensitive information like login credentials or financial details.

SEO damage

Hackers may compromise the domain to manipulate search engine rankings or redirect traffic to malicious websites, resulting in domain blocklisting, significant harm to the domain's reputation, and reduced visibility in search engine results.

Loss of trust

Security breaches erode trust in the domain and the organization it represents, discouraging users from engaging with or transacting on a domain they perceive as insecure, leading to customer loss and revenue decline.

Legal and regulatory consequences

Failing to secure a domain can result in legal and regulatory repercussions, potentially subjecting organizations to fines, lawsuits, or other penalties for negligence in safeguarding sensitive data.

What are the assertion checks under domain security?

Assertions are specific types of checks to ensure your domain's security. They assess all aspects of a domain's security, from the performance of the DNS records to brand reputation.

Domain expiry

An expired domain can lead to domain hijacking or deactivation.

  • Stay updated on the domain expiration date.
  • Get it renewed way before expiry and avoid deactivation.
  • Retain your brand reputation and trust.

SSL certificate expiry

A site with an expired SSL certificate is prone to many vulnerabilities and is inaccessible by customers.

  • Renew your certificates on time with timely updates from the DRA.
  • Get the validity of your SSL certificates assessed.
  • Provide a secure online space for customers and their data.

Domain blocklisting

A blocklisted domain is unsafe for visitors.

  • Get the domain checked against popular blocklists.
  • Verify that your domain isn't blocklisted and avoid a drop in page visits.
  • Retain your brand value and customer trust.

IP blocklisting

IPs can end up on a blocklist for spamming.

  • Get regular checks to ensure your IPs aren't blocklisted.
  • Cross-check against major blocklists.
  • Ensure your brand's credibility.
Cyber risk assessment

Why use our DRA?

  • Ensure the security of your business domains.
  • Identify and mitigate reputational damage.
  • Retain your customer trust by offering a secure site
  • Build effective third-party risk assessment plans
  • Take preventative measures against social engineering attacks
  • Analyze your security posture using scan history
  • Assign relevant roles and manage users effectively

FAQs on domain security

A domain refers to a unique and human-readable name used to identify and access resources on the world wide web. It is an essential component of the domain name system (DNS), which serves as the internet's decentralized directory system, translating domain names into numerical IP addresses that computers use to communicate with each other.

The domain you own is your address in the digital space, and any attack on it can mean financial implications, data loss, loss of customer trust, and a tarnished brand reputation. By prioritizing domain security with our comprehensive domain risk assessment solutions, you can bolster your defences and ensure a secure digital environment for your visitors.

The key aspects of domain security include:

  • Domain authentication: Implementing authentication mechanisms to verify the ownership and validity of a domain and to prevent domain hijacking.
  • DNS security: Securing the DNS infrastructure through measures such as DNSSEC to prevent DNS spoofing and cache poisoning attacks.
  • SSL/TLS encryption: Enabling SSL/TLS encryption to secure data transmitted over the internet between clients and servers, ensuring privacy and preventing interception.
  • HTTPS implementation: Enforcing the use of the HTTPS (HTTP Secure) protocol to encrypt communication between web browsers and servers, protecting sensitive information and preventing manipulator-in-the-middle attacks.
  • Certificate management: Proper management of SSL/TLS certificates, including certificate issuance, renewal, and revocation, to maintain the integrity and authenticity of HTTPS connections.

By running regular scans on your domain, the DRA identifies potential threats related to various aspects of your domain and can keep you updated on security posture. This can help in identifying risks and vulnerabilities way before they affect your customers.

By conducting regular security assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration testing with risk assessment tools like our DRA, you can identify and remediate security vulnerabilities in domain infrastructure and applications.

Guard your business by ensuring domain security with our digital risk assessment checks