A few months ago, Paypal introduced the Paypal Security Key to help prevent account theft. The security key is a device that generates 6 number code every 30 seconds. Once you have the key, you will type this changing code into your account along with your Paypal password. I think this is essential for anyone who uses Paypal. I know this is obvious, but just remember not to tape your account name to the keychain!
It would be great if a company like RSA came out with a security keychain that allowed you to sign up all of your various accounts (banks, registrars, email accounts…etc) requiring passwords. I believe consumers would be in favor of this, but it would take a huge effort to get companies on board. If you find the Paypal keychain useful, why not contact some of the companies you do business with and ask them to look into a security keychain for their company.
According to DomainNameWire.com, Godaddy may be forced to eliminate their 60 day transfer prohibition policy enacted when a client changes Whois information. ICANN’s new advisory, in the public comment state for the next 30 days would appear to prohibit Godaddy’s policy:
“1. Registrars are prohibited from denying a domain name transfer request based on non-payment of fees for pending or future registration periods during the Auto-Renew Grace Period
2. A registrant change to Whois information is not a valid basis for denying a transfer request.” — Source: DomainNameWire.com
I’ve always found this policy to be an annoyance. I shouldn’t have to keep my domain names at Godaddy simply because of a change in Whois contact information. I understand the 60 day policy pertaining to new registrations because I should register my domain names at my registrar of choice, however, when buying domain names in the aftermarket, I am not given my choice of registrar.
Just as Andrew (the editor of DomainNameWire.com) stated, I was also able to contact my Executive Account Manager at Godaddy to request that the policy be lifted for individual domain names. They were always willing to accommodate me, but it was annoying to have to take this extra step.