Category Archives: Privacy

Six Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Ransomware

Last week a nasty piece of ransomware made its way around the world, locking down access to critical files at hospitals, businesses, and homes. While the registration of a domain name blocked this current attack from spreading, you can be sure similar attacks on the way. Here are some tips to keep yourself safe. Ransom… … Continue reading Six Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Ransomware

Don’t Give Hackers a Key: Enable Two-Factor Authentication

You wouldn’t leave your car unlocked at the mall. Don’t leave your domain name account unlocked either. Setting up two-factor authentication, or 2FA, on all of your online accounts makes it harder for hackers to access your data. Below we’ll take a closer look at two-factor authentication and how you can enable it on your … Continue reading Don’t Give Hackers a Key: Enable Two-Factor Authentication

HTTPS: Secure Your Site and Boost Your SEO

People always want their websites to rank high in Google searches. While many swear by their own bag of tricks, the truth is that a lot of search engine optimization is guesswork. However, we have good news. Google openly acknowledges that it prioritizes sites using HTTPS in search results. In this article, we’ll explore how adding … Continue reading HTTPS: Secure Your Site and Boost Your SEO

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Everyone Who Owns a Domain

It’s the time of year when we set New Year’s resolutions like losing weight or eating healthy. Sadly, many resolutions are hard to keep, which is why more than half of people end up abandoning them. As the new year begins, here at Namecheap we want you to feel a sense of accomplishment. If you have any domains, … Continue reading Five New Year’s Resolutions for Everyone Who Owns a Domain

Snowden, PRISM, and Surveillance: an Aftermath

In the wake of Edward Snowden’s leaked information about government surveillance activities, Congress passed a law restricting some of the actions of US intelligence agencies. This law, known as the USA Freedom Act, was a valiant attempt to rein in excesses of the National Security Agency (NSA). As part of Internet Privacy week, Namecheap is … Continue reading Snowden, PRISM, and Surveillance: an Aftermath

Whois Privacy: Make Your Public Data Less Vulnerable

Do you get a lot of robocalls on your cell phone? How about unsolicited text messages offering you a logo for your new website? Is your spam folder overflowing with offers for SEO services? Do you wonder how in the world they got your contact information? Whenever you register any domain name, you’re required by … Continue reading Whois Privacy: Make Your Public Data Less Vulnerable